The 2020 NBA Draft is set for November 18 after the 2019-20 NBA season finally finished up in the bubble in Orlando. As you may not remember, the Minnesota Timberwolves have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft after winning the lottery back in August. We’ll be ramping up our draft coverage with positional rankings. Here, we’ll be going over the top 10 shooting guard prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft.
To very little surprise, everybody’s consensus No. 1 overall prospect is at the top of this list. Anthony Edwards is the most likely choice by the T-Wolves with the first pick in November. He’s arguably the most complete scorer in the entire class. Edwards has the size to play the 2 and can pretty much score anywhere on the court. He also has the athleticism and makeup to become a plus-defender, which is where he separates himself from the rest of the pack.
Behind Edwards could be the sneakiest player in the draft: Tyrese Maxey out of Kentucky. I’m a sucker for UK products, mostly because the success rate of former Wild Cats in the NBA is pretty insane. We just saw Tyler Herro come out of UK drafted by the Heat and make an impact on a run to the NBA Finals at age 19. Maxey is more of a project than a sure-thing like Edwards. Maxey looks like he has the potential to become a solid rotation player at the next level, with upside to become an above-average starter if he can get more consistency in his outside shot and limit mistakes.
2020 NBA Draft Top 10 SG Rankings
|RJ Hampton||NBL (New Zealand)||6'5"||185|
|Robert Woodard II||Miss. State||6'7"||235|
|Jahmi'us Ramsey||Texas Tech||6'4"||195|