The NBA Combine is complete, the lottery results are in, and the much-anticipated NBA draft is 30 days away. With that said, experts are predicting there to be plenty of Big Ten names called on draft night. Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Michigan State’s Gary Harris and Adreian Payne have all appeared in the lottery of several recently released NBA mock drafts.
But, which current NBA players do experts compare these incoming rookies to?
I asked Sporting News college hoops writer and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy for his comparisons, and you can find his full list below.
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Noah Vonleh, PF, Indiana
Comparison: Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz
Gary Harris, SG, Michigan State
Comparison: Arron Afflalo, Orlando Magic
Nik Stauskas, SG, Michigan
Comparison: Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans
Adreian Payne, PF, Michigan State
Comparison: David West, Indiana Pacers
Mitch McGary, PF, Michigan
Comparison: Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets
Glenn Robinson III, SF, Michigan
Comparison: Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Clippers
Roy Devyn Marble, SG, Iowa
Comparison: Shelvin Mack, Atlanta Hawks
Keith Appling, PG, Michigan State
Comparison: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets