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

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1. Antonio Reeves (Kentucky)

The last player that is on the list for the Mavs to must take in the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft is Kentucky's Antonio Reeves.

Despite having a tremendous season for the Wildcats, the 6-foot-5 guard isn't being talked about as he should be. Reeves led Kentucky in scoring by averaging 20.2 points per game and shot an impressive 45 percent from three, and also shot 51 percent from the field. A guard who can shoot it from all spots on the court is the type of player the Mavs can use.

The Mavs' lack of having a true shooter hurt them, and Reeves has the potential to develop into the sharpshooter of the future in Dallas.

Reeves also stood out with an 86 percent free-throw shooting percentage and started all 33 games for the Wildcats.

Prior to playing the final two seasons of his collegiate career at Kentucky, Reeves began his career at Illinois State. In his final season at Illinois State before transferring, Reeves averaged 20.1 points per game. Twice in his career, Reeves averaged over 20 points per game. That's impressive for a player to do that at two different schools.

Prior to the 2024 NCAA Tournament, some had Kentucky as a sleeper team because of Reeves' impact on the team. Even though Kentucky was upset by Oakland who was a 14th seed, Reeves still scored 27 points in the loss. Reeves will enter the NBA hungry for success after his collegiate career ended with an upset tournament loss.

The second round of the 2024 NBA Draft is tonight and the Mavs will make a decision on who to pick with the 58th and last pick in the draft.