2020 NBA Draft: 5 players that will have the best careers in the class

2020 NBA Draft LaMelo Ball (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
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2020 NBA Draft prospect set for best career: 4. Killian Hayes

Hayes has three years of professional experience under his belt and does not turn 19 until July. He started for Ulm this season in Germany. Hayes averaged 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.5 steals in 24.8 minutes per across 33 games.

When searching for guys that could have a long successful career with a high peak, first try to find an elite skill. Hayes has one in his ball-handling ability. He is a plus playmaker with a high basketball IQ to go along with it. All three bode well for a long successful NBA career.

To become one of the best players in this class, Hayes will need to improve his jumper. He hit just 29.4 percent from 3-point range this season. The 18-year-old has had some success hitting step back treys. Finding a way to connect on traditional jumpers consistently would go a long way.

Hayes should be a point guard in the NBA. Having the ball in his hands will present plenty of opportunities to put up numbers. He is already a plus pick and roll ball handler. Hayes needs to add some weight and improve finishing with his right hand. He has all tools to grow into one of the class’s best players. Whichever team lands him will have to help extract that potential.

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