All players selected during the last NBA Draft are talented, but not the only talent you can find. Some players could be playing next season but no franchises wanted to select them. Best thing is that they will not be the first group, everyone can remember names as Wesley Matthews, Jeremy Lin, Yogi Ferrell or JJ Barea. None of them hear their names on draft night.
Few ways to achieve a spot and prove that they can play in the best league. First option is the Summer League. Here’s a list of the best talents who weren’t selected on Thursday night.
Malik Newman, Kansas (Guard)
He caught fire in March, during the Big 12 Tournament, where he scored as an authentic killer averaging 53.6% from beyond the three point line. Probably one of the best shooters. Los Angeles Lakers is interested and could offer a two-way contract.
Rawle Alkins, Arizona (Guard)
He is a scorer, more than capable of hitting his shot from anywhere on the floor, he excels at driving into the lane and using his powerful frame to bully his way down low. Toronto Raptors have signed a training camp deal with him.
Isaac Haas, Purdue (Center)
Haas has soft touch around the basket with either hand with a huge size, improving each year. He’s drastically improved his free throw percentage. His last season he shot 75.8% on 190 attempts. Important because the ton of fouls he can receive, averaging seven fouls, free throw line is like home for him.
Brandon McCoy, UNLV (Center)
A long-term development player, huge talent, McCoy could either be an intriguing late-first rounder or a second sound steal. With youth on his side (turns 20 next week) and his raw talent, he might not stick in the NBA right away, but he’ll find his niche in time. Milwaukee Bucks is one of the most interested franchise behind him.