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2017 NBA Draft Potential Top 30 Prospects: Players 21-30

21. Edmond Sumner G. 6-6, 186 (Xavier) Soph. - Edmond Sumner is a point guard who can use either hand. He understands how to run a team. He’s quick, athletic and loves to run in transition. Sumner is great at finding open players; he can dribble, attack the rim or score on you from either in the paint or behind the perimeter.

22. Jaron Blossomgame F. 6-8, 220 (Clemson) JR. - Jaron Blossomgame is tough, he brings it on the defensive end. He has the ability to guard multiple positions. He’s athletic, physical and has an aggressive style to his game. Jaron could have gone in the 2016 NBA draft but decided to return to Clemson for his senior season. In which I believe was a smart decision for him.

23. Malik Monk G. 6-3, 185 (Kentucky) Fresh. - Malik Monk is a very quick athletic guard who finishes well in transition. He can score at ease, has good court vision along with a solid midrange game. Monk is most effective at making plays off the dribble. Monk utilizing the crossover, behind the back dribbles and occasional change of speed to attack the basket on defenders.

24. Moses Kingsley F. 6-10, 230 (Arkansas) SR. - Moses Kingsley has a 7’2 wingspan. Finishes well around the basket. He brings experience, athleticism, toughness and size that can’t be taught. Moses is a solid defender who’s going to give great effort on both ends of the court.

25. Monte Morris G. 6-2, 175 (Iowa State) SR. - Monte Morris is a tough guard. He understands the game, has a high basketball IQ along with being a fierce competitor. He can take you off the dribble, knock down the tray also get out and run in transition. Morris is a prolific pick and roll player he seems very comfortable utilizing the pick in any given situation. Veteran leadership will help mold Morris into a quality guard at the next level.

26. DJ Hogg F. 6-9, 220 (Texas A&M) Soph. - DJ Hogg has great size for his position. He’s a skilled player. He can finish in transition. He’s athletic, can move around well with or without the ball. DJ can spot up and knock down the 3. He’s also dangerous when coming off screens either for the jam or pull up mid-range shot.

27. OG Anunoby F. 6-8, 235 (Indiana) Soph. - OG Anunoby is physical with a 7’6 wingspan. He’s quick and gets up and down the floor well. He’s aggressive which benefits tremendously on the defensive end. With consistent work OG could become a premier outside shooter. He has a solid mid-range game along with dominance inside play.

28. Tyler Roberson F. 6-8, 226 (Syracuse) SR. - Tyler Roberson is a terrific shot blocker. He can defend, run the floor and has a solid inside game. Roberson is very athletic and brings great energy on both ends of the court.

29. Wenyen Gabriel F. 6-9, 195 (Kentucky) Fresh. - Wenyen Gabriel has a 7’1 wingspan, which is not bad for his size and position. Great offensive rebounder enjoys playing on the perimeter. Gabriel attacks the basket at ease. Very vocal player on the court, he understands the game.

30. Justin Jackson F. 6-8, 200 (North Carolina) JR. - Justin Jackson can put the ball in the hoop. He’s a tremendous scorer. He finds ways to score the ball either from the outside, inside or even off the dribble. Jackson has a high basketball IQ, he understands the game and what’s needed from him in order to make his team better. Defensively he’s developing, which will come with growth and experience.

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