Key stats: 10.0 PPG, 56 FG%, 6.8 RPG, 1.1 APG, 2.4 BPG, 0.4 SPG
Draft projection: Top 2 pick
Jahlil Okafor’s been the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft for years now. At every level, he’s been regarded as the best in his class. Karl-Anthony Towns is around to knock Okafor off his pedestal. The Kentucky freshman stands at 6-11, 250 lbs, but it’s all limbs and length. Imagine if Kevin Durant had a frame that could support an NBA body at that weight. Stop doing that—now. Towns is here for your viewing: His life, your entertainment.
Towns can (and will) shape as much of the future of the NBA as Anthony Davis this next decade. Men of his height and weight, built as athletically and long as Towns is, while also possessing speed, smarts, and Euro-approved skills, have not existed. Swear to Jordan. He’s expected to lead Kentucky to a 40-0 season, win the national title, and present a firm, ultimately winning challenge to Okafor’s perch. The kid’s gonna go three-for-three, just watch.