5 Players the Mavericks must draft on day 2 after absent first round

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3. Harrison Ingram (North Carolina)

For 6-foot-5 forward Harrison Ingram, he was trying to find his game when he started his collegiate career at Stanford. Unfortunately for Ingram, it didn't work out. Prior to this past season, Ingram transferred to North Carolina, where he found his game and confidence.

From his last season at Stanford to his first at North Carolina, Ingram improved in significant categories. Ingram averaged 12.2 points per game, to go along with a 3-point percentage of 39, 1.4 steals per game, and also was second on the Tar Heels with 8.8 rebounds. For a 6-foot-5 forward to average 8.8 rebounds is pretty impressive.

Just like Jamal Shead and Jalen Bridges, Ingram comes from a winning school like North Carolina. A winning mentality would fit the Mavs.

Another thing that would be perfect is Ingram is a Dallas native. There's an old saying "your roots are your roots." For Ingram, playing for his hometown NBA team would seem like a dream come true for him. It can be important for a player to be not too far away from home. For the Mavs, they can draft a hometown kid and keep him home in Big D if he happens to somehow fall to the 58th pick.

Adding another forward for depth for Dallas would help them out. With still uncertainty around Tim Hardaway Jr. and Derrick Jones Jr. staying in Dallas, the Mavs can find a forward who can help them out off the bench, but also potentially start down the line if needed. In 102 career games, Ingram started 98 of them and was a healthy player.