7 Prospects the Dallas Mavericks should target in the top 10 of the 2023 NBA Draft

Dallas Mavericks, 2023 NBA Draft, Anthony Black
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3. Cam Whitmore, G, Villanova

A thumb injury caused Whitmore to miss the team’s first seven games of the season, and it put the 18-year-old behind in adjusting to the college game. Still, the 6’7 wing is projects to be a top-ten pick after an up-and-down season where Villanova shockingly missed the tournament.

Whitmore can create his own shot, and his strong and athletic frame allows him to finish above the rim with ease. He averaged just 12.5 points in 27.3 minutes per game during his lone season at Villanova, but there is some untapped scoring potential in his game.

The questions are about his defense and 3-point shooting. Whitmore made just 34.3 percent of his 108 3-point attempts this season, but his jumper has room for improvement. Do not be surprised to see the teenager become an above-league-average shooter in the NBA with some time to develop. The 6’7 wing has plenty of defensive potential too, but he must lock in and compete on that end of the floor. 

Cam Whitmore could pop at the next level with a healthy summer and fall. He could be an elite two-way player if he figures things out. The Dallas Mavericks would love to add his size and scoring punch on the wing playing off Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.