NBA: the big day for Bennedict Mathurin in the NBA Draft

NBA Draft Special Section

The NBA draft will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. on RDS Info and RDS Direct. The event will also be shown on RDS2 after the conclusion of the Memorial Cup match, as well as free webcast.

The 76th NBA Draft, to be held tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, looks uncertain as Chet Holmgren threatens to steal the top pick spot from Jabari Smith, owned by the Orlando Magic, which is looking for a Saviour.

Paolo Banchero completes the top-3, according to a consensus of experts, while some observers suggest that Montrealer Bennedict Mathurin could be drafted around sixth place. He is at high risk of becoming the player born in Quebec to be drafted the earliest in NBA history.

The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers will decide ranks 2-7.

Mathurin, a 6’6″, 210 lb athlete who was recently invited to train under the watchful eyes of the Pistons, Pacers and Trail Blazers, shone last year in his second season with the Edmonton Wildcats. University of Arizona in the NCAA. The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Mathurin improved his points per game average from 10.8 to 17.7 from his rookie season to the second. He was named one of the 10 elite Wooden All-American players, after his second campaign, which ended at March Madness’ Sweet Sixteen.

Jabari Smith is tipped as number one, with the former Auburn college player having his fearsome shot and defense on his side. During a press briefing, this son of a former NBA player himself praised his “ability to play on both sides of the field”.

He would come to strengthen a Magic which decided to rebuild in the summer of 2021 and which finished the last campaign in the penultimate place in the general classification.

But some wonder about his dribbling or his propensity to score close, and in recent days, the environment has been more excited for Chet Holmgren, whose potential is fantasizing.

This giant of almost 7 feet, but only 194 lbs, which comes out of a season with Gonzaga University, displays a versatility very rare for a player of his size.

Banchero, more physically dense, is endowed with very successful fundamentals in addition to being a good passer. The one who was also a quarterback in high school is often presented as the player most likely to have an immediate impact on his team.

The Toronto Raptors hold no ch in the first round. They traded her



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