2023 NBA Mock Draft: Mavericks dream draft choice falls, Rockets shock at 4

2023 NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama
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25. Memphis Grizzlies take Brice Sensabaugh

The Grizzlies took 34.2 3-pointers per game last season, which ranked 11th in the NBA, but they finished 23rd in 3-point percentage. They traded for Luke Kennard at the deadline as Memphis recognized their need for a 3-point marksman. With Dillion Brooks headed into free agency, the Grizzlies have an opening on the wing, and they could be looking for another shot-maker to fill their void.

Sensabaugh was not expected to be a one-and-done player, but he declared for the draft after averaging 16.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game. The 6’6 wing shot 48.0 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from 3-point range. He can make it off the bounce or the catch, and could certainly improve the Grizzlies' long-range shooting next season.

Sensabaugh is still available at pick 25 because there are major defensive and playmaking concerns. He averaged 2.0 turnovers and just 1.2 assists per game during his lone season at Ohio State, and the 19-year-old did not play more for the Buckeyes in part because of his defense.

The Memphis Grizzlies can bring Brice Sensabaugh off the bench as a shot-maker and bucket-getter. How quickly can the 19-year-old translate his scoring to the NBA? The Grizzlies will likely select someone ready to contribute immediately as they look to make a deep playoff run in 2024.