Philadelphia 76ers: 5 potential 2nd round targets in 2019 NBA Draft

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Ky Bowman, Boston College

The 6-foot-1 guard from Boston College is proving to be one of the few bright spots in the lackluster year from the Eagles. The Junior guard is averaging a career best 20.9 points per game, 8.4 rebounds, and is contributing over three assists per game.

The biggest factor in Ky Bowman’s game is his long-range consistency, shooting almost 38 percent from deep, something that this Sixers rotation desperately needs. When watching Bowman play, I can’t help but reminisce about the tenure of former second round draft pick of the Sixers, K.J. McDaniels.

Bowman’s freakish athleticism is similar to that of McDaniels, but he shown a much more refined offensive game to go along with a true NBA body. Just this week, Bowman scored 37 leading Boston College to a home win over 11th-ranked Florida State. The 37 points were not what impressed me as I watched, rather the efficiency and ease with which he got his shots. Bowman finished the game 13/18 from the field and 5/7 from the line. These numbers from a player who is his team’s clear first option on offense is uncommon to say the least.

In his three years, Bowman has proved to be a true point guard with an excellent handle that could make an immediate impact for a young Sixers team looking for a reliable backup to Ben Simmons. With Bowman being a projected early second round choice, it could be in the Sixers best interest to look at him with their first rounder which will presumably end up in the 24-30 range. If Bowman ends up on Broad Street come draft day, the Sixers will have had a successful draft.