Just a short post with the draft ratings. May add more later.
Here’s a link to a visual interactive version of this.
Tableau Visual for 2017 Draft
Note this is an extremely deep NCAA draft class. Taking a flier on unknown internationals here is foolhardy.
Euros/Internationals I have data for:
DE #14: Frank Ntilikina (PG, 19 ,6’5″, STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL): -.33 Position Adjusted Win Score per 40 (PAWS40) in the French League. So Below average in a league I rate close to the NCAA. Ntilikina also has a 7’0″ wingspan and played quite well in U18 internationals. He’s an interesting flier is you’re looking for a combo guard with upside.
DE #27: Anzejs Pasecniks (C,21, 7’2″, GRAN CANARIA INTERNATIONAL): .15 PAWS40 in ACB. So above average for a center in a league that is better than the NCAA.
DE #28: Terrance Ferguson (SG,19,6’7″) Shooting guard that plays in Australia, good luck with that.
DE #31: Isaiah Hartenstein (PF/C,19,7’0″) Center that plays in Lithuania. Hey, at least he’s 7 feet tall. I’m told you can’t teach that.
DE #36: Jonah Bolden (PF,21.5,6’10”,Radnicki Basket) 3.52 PAWS40 in the Adriatic. This kid is good in a league that’s better than the NCAA.
DE #43: Mathias Lessort (PF/C,21,6’9″, STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL): 3.31 PAWS40 in the French League. So quite good in a league I rate close to the NCAA. Definitely interesting.
DE #48: George De Paula(PG,21,6’6″,PAULISTANO INTERNATIONAL):Plays in the Brazilian domestic league. No usable data. Caveat Emptor.
DE #54: Alberto Abalde(SF,21,6’7″,JOVENTUT INTERNATIONAL): -.21 PAWS40. Average for an SF in the second best league in the world (ACB). Worth considering.
DE #57: Vlatko Cancar(SF,20,6’8″,MEGA BEMAX INTERNATIONAL):-1.53 PAWS40 in the Adriatic. Pass.
DE #59: Jonathan Jeanne(C,20,7’2″,NANCY INTERNATIONAL): Not enough data for a projection. Again, caveat emptor.