Florida’s top professional basketball prospects
Some of the players we’ve discussed here are already hard to imagine as a future pro, and the rest of the roster is too far away to even squint and see a prospect.
Brandon McKissic and Phlandrous Fleming Jr. have never played against high competition and are old for amateurs, who are big black marks on their resumes. They would have to turn off the lights and turn off the opposing guards defensively to even be on the radar. Also, McKissic’s size will play against him and Fleming definitely needs to be more responsible with the ball in his hands. They play with a ton of fire, a common trait on this list, but the desire to win isn’t as valuable as the skills to win.
Anthony Durji is an athletic specimen, and a summary of his soaring jumps and relentless 3-point attempts would paint a picture of a future NBA player. It gets too hot, however, and it’s technically unrefined and unruly. As a fifth year player, he will be considered too old for these mistakes to be excusable.
Niels Street maybe could change the conversation with a great year if everything clicks, but at the moment it’s still an unknown amount. The Gators love his tenacity, have confidence in his ability to defend most positions and he’s been said to be an improved shooter. However, he will have to put all these lines on the ground for long minutes to move the needle. If he finds himself as a non-leading ball player, that might not be enough in an initially offensive NBA environment.
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