I’m sure all you Brew Hoopers are still reeling from the tight race and the controversial tie at number 11, I know all of us at Brew Hoop HQ are still in a frenzy. With Zach Collins and Donovan Mitchell notching the same number of votes we got our 11A/11B players or 11/12 we’ll denote in the official board, sorted alphabetically by last name. However, we were so flustered in fact, and you may have noticed this, that a technical snafu somehow left Donovan Mitchell in the poll for #13. Mitchell ended up winning that poll, so I will point you to Thursday’s post about Mitchell to read up on his skill set and otherworldly wingspan.
To make up for the mishap and keep this draft board rolling we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at some second round prospects for the Milwaukee Bucks. I’ll quickly go through a handful of players that may be available or are projected to go to the Bucks at pick number 48. These players could turn out to be the steals of the draft, instant flameouts, high upside projects or fan favorites who just can’t play at an NBA level. With the Bucks new G-League team and the institution of two-way contracts, second round prospects grow increasingly more important. Even if the Bucks don’t pick your late-round favorite, there’s a chance they could end up on the team still. At the bottom of the page we have an updated poll sans Mitchell so we can return to regularly scheduled programming with the #13 prospect on Monday.
Draft Express - Frank Mason - PG, Kansas
Mason is a 5’11” senior and the reigning National Player of the Year. Despite being a tad short Mason makes up for that size with heart and fire in his play. He’s a tough baller who isn’t afraid to take a tough shot as the clock winds down. He’s been the primary ball handler for Kansas since his sophomore season, and from there he can slash to the rim on his own and fly directly into contact without hesitation. From the outside he can hit a jumper off the dribble or in a catch and shoot situation, with 56% of his made threes being assisted while shooting 47% on 174 three point attempts on the season. His 62% true shooting percentage shows an efficiency from everywhere on the court, and despite some questionable shot selection at times Mason has shown marked improvement is decision making. He played in over 89% of Kansas’s minutes for the entire season garnering a team-high 125.2 offensive rating and a 2.17 assist/turnover ratio per 40, pace adjusted.
DraftExpress - Tyler Dorsey - SG, Oregon
Dorsey was a crucial cog in the Ducks run to the Final Four this past season, and in addition to his connection to Giannis Antetokounmpo Dorsey is a very good guard and an exceptional shooter. The 6’4” sophomore averaged 14.7 points per game on 42% three-point shooting (203 attempts). 77% of his threes were assisted, but in the tournament he flashed an ability to get to the rim and leverage his shooting for open drives on closeouts. Otherwise he isn’t much of a one on one playmaker, and he turned the ball over a fair amount. His body and athleticism aren’t exceptional, but Dorsey can hit shots, something the Bucks are thirsty for.
DraftExpress - Sindarius Thornwell - SG, South Carolina
Thornwell is a 6’5” guard with a 6’10” wingspan on one of the tournament’s darlings on South Carolina’s surprising run to the Final Four. Thornwell, a senior, put up big numbers all season: 25 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per 40, pace adjusted. The SEC player of the year was arguably the MVP of the NCAA Tournament, despite struggles in his lone Final Four game, thanks to his ability to score in the post, on the move in the half court, in transition or from the perimeter. His huge frame makes him tough for smaller guys to handle and even though his speed and explosiveness aren’t outstanding, he can be difficult for big guys to stick with in the flow of the offense. He definitely shows potential to play and guard multiple positions after spending time as a 4 for some of the season. He leverages these faults in his game by attacking the rim and drawing contact for a 59.0 free throw rate. He really carried a South Carolina team with his hustle on both ends of the floor, outstanding rebounding and a toughness that makes him a top-tier defender.
Let us know if you have other second round favorites for the Bucks, and vote for our #13 prospect in the poll below.
My Pick for the #15 Spot on the Brew Hoop Community Draft Board is:
This poll is closed
John Collins - PF, Wake Forest
Justin Jackson - SF, North Carolina
Ike Anigbogu - C, UCLA
Jarrett Allen - C, Texas
Justin Patton - C, Creighton
Harry Giles - C, Duke
T.J. Leaf - PF, UCLA
Trade the pick!