2015 NBA Draft Shooting Guard Rankings
Posted By Chris Ransom
Last Updated: November, 21, 2014 Following Our monthly 2015 NBA Mock Draft
Aaron Harrison: SG, Kentucky Projected Round: Top 10 Pick
- Aaron Harrison is the most complete shooting guard in this draft. The twin brother of Andrew Harrison is a complete shooting guard much like the 3 complete point guard prospects in the 2015 NBA Draft.
- Harrison is without a doubt the top shooting guard in this draft. Worst case scenario you are getting a shooting guard like Joe Johnson. Best case scenario you end up with a guy like Klay Thompson.
- Haters will compare Harrison to other Kentucky players like Archie Goodwin and Doron Lamb who both struggled at shooting guard in the NBA. Lots of NBA experts believe both Harrison brothers are second round guys. I see both Harrison players as top 10 picks.
- Aaron Harrison was clutch during the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament. You could call Aaron Harrison Mad Money during March Madness, but make sure the hype does not go to his head. Aaron hit lots of game winning shots to keep Kentucky in the big dance even though he struggled at Kentucky in 2013, failing to grasp team concepts until mid season in February. Harrison looked awesome against Wayne Selden on Tuesday when Kentucky hosted Kansas in the State Farm Championship Classic.
Wayne Selden: SG, Kansas Projected Round: Top 10 Pick
- Wayne Selden weights 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds. He has drawn heady comparisons to Dwayne Wade. I compared Alec Burks to Dwyane Wade back in 2011, but Burks did not live up to the hype. Maybe Wayne Selden will.
Mario Hezonja: SG, Croatia Projected Round: 1st Round
- Mario Hezonja weighed 6-foot-8 and 230-pounds. Tony Kukoc was 6-foot-11 and he played shooting guard when Michael Jordan played small forward on the Bulls. Hezonja has the size of a small forward, but the skills of a guard. Like Kukoc, Hezonja hails from Croatia.
Rashad Vaughn: SG, UNLV Projected Round: 1st Round
- Rashad Vaughn looks to be the first player drafted out of UNLV since Anthony Bennett the #1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Vaughn chose UNLV over Iowa State and Kansas.
- Vaughn has a similar game to former Kansas Jayhawk Ben McLemore, the predecessor to Wayne Selden at Kansas. Right now Rashad Vaughn is off to a hot start with 22 points per game in his first two games. If he keeps playing this good he will go top 10. Right now it is too early to say what happens with the incoming freshman.
Caris LeVert: SG, Michigan Projected Round: 1st Round
- Caris LeVert weighs 6-foot-6 and 185-pounds. One has to wonder if the Michigan junior can make it in the NBA as a shooting guard when he has the height of a small forward and weight of a point guard. LeVert reminds many of a young Jamal Crawford.
Josh Richardson: SG, Tennessee Projected Round: 1st Round
- Josh Richardson is the best player to play on the Tennessee Volunteers since Tobias Harris. Richardson is off to a hot start in 2014-2015 with 18 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game.
- Richardson reminds me of Aaron Afflalo, the shooting guard on the Denver Nuggets. He may not sound like much, but Richardson could be a good mid to late first round pickup for a team that wants a shooting guard.
Denzel Valentine: SG, Michigan State Projected Round: 1st Round
- Michigan State shooting guard Denzel Valentine will play on a team that is capable of making the final 4. At the end of the day, Valentine is a backup at best that may end up getting bumped down to the NBA D League.
Jerian Grant: SG, Notre Dame Projected Round: 1st Round
- Jerian Grant is the son of a former NBA player turned coach. Austin Rivers was the son of Doc Rivers. Grants stroke is similar to Rivers. Only difference between Grant and Rivers is that Grant did not receive as much hype Rivers coming out of high school.
Delon Wright: SG, Utah Projected Round: 2nd Round
- Delon Wright has the size of a shooting guard, but he plays point guard. For some reason Wright reminds me of Mario Chalmers with his versatility to play at both guard positions.
Dez Wells: SG, Maryland Projected Round: 2nd Round
- Dez Wells weighs 6-foot-5 and 215-pounds. The Maryland Terrapin averages 17.7 points per game so far in 2014-2015. Wells reminds me of Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls. He might be the steal to keep an eye on in round 2 if you can get good value from a second round prospect after round 1.
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