2022 NBA Draft Big Board — 21. Nikola Jovic, Serbia
A 6-foot-10 forward who can push the ball up the court in transition or operate as a pick-and-roll ball-handler, there’s a lot to like about Nikola Jovic’s skill set on offense. He just has so many tools in his tool kit — visionary passes, smooth pull-ups, clever hesitation dribbles and finesse finishes. The defense is a concern, but he has good size and will put forth the effort.
2022 NBA Draft Big Board — 20. E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
E.J. Liddell has the strength of a center with the flexibility of a forward. He really gets after it on defense, whether it’s fighting for position in the post or chasing smaller players around the perimeter. On offense, it’s much of the same. He can step out and hit spot-up 3s, or operate as a playmaking hub from the elbow. He’s skilled and unselfish and should carve out a role quickly in the NBA.
2022 NBA Draft Big Board — 19. Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
A sturdy upperclassman who defends multiple positions and hits 3s at a healthy clip, Ochai Agbaji is going to catch the attention of a lot of contenders or wannabe contenders. He’s just a winning player, doing the small things to contribute without the ball and peppering in some impressive shooting displays when the opportunities arise.