8. Myles Burns
Burns is a 6-foot-6, 210 lb. forward from Ole Miss. He is 23 years old and was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Burns played four years collegiately at Loyola New Orleans before completing his graduate season at Ole Miss.
The former Rebel is a defensive ace. Throughout his four seasons at Loyola New Orleans, he compiled a program-record 358 steals. During his lone season with Ole Miss, Burns averaged an absurd 2.4 steals in 27 minutes per game.
9. Braxton Key
Braxton Key is a 26-year-old forward who stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 225 lbs. He began his collegiate career with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2016 before transferring to Virginia in 2018, where he won an NCAA Championship.
The former Cavalier is already an NBA journeyman. Since going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, Key has played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons. In the G League, Key has appeared in games for the Deleware Blue Coats and the Motor City Cruise.
Key is a utility player who does a little bit of everything on the court. While not known for his shooting in college, Key has improved mightily over the past few seasons. He knocked down 40.2% of his 3.2 attempts per game from behind the arc last season for the Blue Coats.
10. AJ Lawson
AJ Lawson is a 6-foot-6,185 lb. guard/forward from the University of South Carolina. The 22-year-old spent last season on a two-way contract with the Mavs, splitting time with their G League affiliate Texas Legends.
In limited action (14 appearances), Lawson averaged 3.9 points while shooting 48.8% from the floor. In college, Lawson proved himself to be a versatile scorer, averaging 14.2 points per game during his three seasons with the Gamecocks. Last season, playing for the Legends, Lawson averaged 20.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
11. Olivier-Maxence Prosper
O-Max, as he is often referred to, was the 24th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft by the way of Marquette. Prosper is a 6-foot-8, 215 lb. forward who just turned 21 years old on July 3rd.
Prosper, who was born in Canada, played high school basketball in Illinois before transferring to play for the NBA Academy Latin America in Mexico City as a high school senior.
O-Max is a late bloomer. He began his collegiate career at Clemson, before transferring to Marquette. After entering the draft, Prosper was unsure his name ould be called. However, after dominant NBA Combine showings, Prosper received an invite to the NBA Green Room.
Look for Prosper to provide high-energy and continuous hustle. He is insanely athletic and uses his athletic ability to defend at a high level and score opportunistically on the offensive end. It will be intriguing to see how Prosper's game grows on offense.
12. Brandon Randolph
Brandon Randolph is a 6-foot-6, 190-lb. guard/forward from the University of Arizona. Randolph is 25 years old and recently played for the Austin Spurs in the G-League.
Randolph has improved every season since leaving Tuscon after his sophomore season. He averaged 14.3 points per game on 50% shooting last season, splitting time between two G League teams, the Wisconsin Herd and the Spurs.
Randolph loves to attack the rim. He uses his athleticism to throw down put-back dunks and score over defenders in the paint.