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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – DECEMBER 07: Cole Anthony #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dribbles in the first half during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on December 7, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) /

PG, North Carolina. Phoenix Suns. 10. 66. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Cole Anthony. player

Talk about a slide for Cole Anthony, who started the year as a consensus top-five pick, even in the conversation for the #1 overall pick. And there’s just really no way around it: Anthony has been disappointing this season at UNC.

The Suns, who have rebuilding seemingly since Steve Nash left town, would love a more sure-fire pick than Anthony, but if he’s able to once again show the potential that made him a top recruit, they’d be getting real value with him with the tenth pick.

Anthony has made just 37 percent of his 16.7 (!) field goal attempts per game, dishing out just 3.8 assists in 34.4 minutes. His UNC team has been awful, and there is fault to be thrown to Anthony who’s supposed to be the team’s leader.

For whatever team drafts Anthony, the hope is he regains his offensive footing when’s not asked to be the only offensive play-maker. Joining Devin Booker would help levitate that usage right off the bat.

Ricky Rubio is good, but not a long-term option at the point guard spot, and if Anthony pans out, he could be the future next to Booker in the Phoenix backcourt.