Dariq Whitehead 6’5” | 190lb – Freshman Duke Guard
Duke guard Dariq Whitehead is a questionable talent coming off of two foot surgeries. Before the injuries, he was projected to be a lottery selection. He is super athletic and can score the basketball going to the basket or out on the arc shooting the three. His long arms and quick feet should allow for him to be a force on the defensive side of the ball. When looking at Dariq Whitehead it’s easy to think of Bradley Beal’s game.
Gregory “G.G.” Jackson 6’9” | 215lb – Freshman South Carolina Forward
Forward G.G. Jackson is the youngest prospect in this draft and still has a lot to learn about the game. He is a skilled scorer with nice handles. The combination of explosive leaping ability with his questionable shot selection will remind many Hawks fans of Josh Smith.
Rayan Rupert 6’6” | 200lb – NZ Breakers (France) Guard
Swingman Rayan Rupert is what you think of when you think of “three and D” wing players. He’s long and has the versatility to go with quick hands and feet on defense. Scouts have been excited about his upside and have made comparisons to Nic Batum.
Bilal Coulibaly 6’8” | 195lb – Metropolitans 92 (France) Forward
Forward Bilal Coulibaly has been described as one of the most talented guys that are being slept on because he plays with Victor Wembanyama in France. Long, springy, bouncy, raw, and athletic are all words used to describe his potential. On offense, he slashes to the rim and he needs to work on his handles and three-point shot. With all of his developing talents, length, and raw ability Bilal Coulibaly’s natural comparable would be Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Jordan Hawkins 6’5” | 190lb – Sophomore UConn Guard
UConn guard Jordan Hawkins is a shooter. Catch and shoot, coming off of screens and shooting it off the dribble, shooting! He plays both ends of the floor and can probably come in and contribute to any team immediately. Jordan Hawkins’ shootings were on display in UConn’s NCAA championship run and that is where he drew a lot of attention. Hawkins has drawn comparisons to Anfernee Simons.