2020 NBA Draft mock 2.0: Who do the Mavericks take in round one?

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2020 NBA Draft, Killian Hayes
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NBA Mock Draft #7: Detroit Pistons- Killian Hayes

The Pistons slipped two spots after the simulated lottery. Luckily, one of the highest upside prospects in th 2020 NBA Draft class falls to them at seventh overall. Hayes does not turn 19 until July, but already has three years of professional basketball experience as a starting point guard.

This season, he averaged 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.5 steals in 24.8 minutes per over 33 games. Hayes played for Ulm in Germany. He is listed at 6’5 and 215 pounds.

On pure skill, Hayes should be a top-five pick. He has lead ball-handler potential with the ability to run pick and rolls while scoring from anywhere on the court. Some question his left hand dominance, but expanding to finish more with his right is not out of the question.

Hayes struggled with his 3-point shooting this season. He connected on just 29.4 percent of his 102 attempts. The strong field goal (48.2) and free throw (87.6) percentages give hope that he will improve his long-range shooting over time.

He may not be the most athletic point guard in the class, but there is a lot to like in the tape of Killian Hayes. Expect him to be a top ten pick with the upside to become one of the best players in this class.

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