Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas
A highly-decorated recruit from Toronto, Kabongo was rated as the No. 10 player in the high-school class of 2011, according to Scouts.com. He is often described as “fun to watch” with his combination of foot speed and passing creativity. He averaged 14.6 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in just 11 games last season for a somewhat underperforming Texas team. He declared for the Draft after just two years in Austin, in large part, due to NCAA sanctions that cost him the final two-thirds of the 2012-13 season. He will turn 22 in January 2014. He’s athletic, quick and likeable. According to most mock drafts, Kabongo is considered a likely second-round selection.
Draft Express’ Derek Bodner wrote, “Kabongo is first and foremost a pass first point guard. He has very good natural point guard instincts, displays a consistently high basketball IQ, and is extremely unselfish. Combine that with his excellent court vision and these are extremely promising qualities for a point guard prospect to have, particularly one at such a young age.”