Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico
A smooth, long-armed swingman, Snell, who is from nearby Riverside, California, has a near 7-foot wingspan and is a career 37.4-percent 3-point shooter. He had a productive final two seasons at New Mexico, starting all 60 available games and scoring in double-figures. Outside of his ability to stretch a defense, Snell’s offensive game consists of “sneaky explosiveness,” pull-up jumpers and an ability to run off screens for catch-and-shoot opportunities. He is athletic and has potential as a defender. Arguably, Snell’s reliance on others to get shots is considered one of the biggest drawbacks to taking him, and according to Draft Express it may limit his potential. Most mock drafts have him going somewhere in the first round, and he’s rising on most boards, including being slotted as high as No. 14.
“He still has a long way to go as far as proving to scouts he can play with consistent effort, but the raw athletic ability and elite size for his position, combined with smooth shooting touch really improved his stock,” ESPN’s Chad Ford wrote.
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