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Why Doncic is the new top NBA draft pick.

Fran Fraschilla joins SportsCenter to break down why international player Luka Doncic is projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.

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Greenberg would take Sexton over Young for NBA.

Seth Greenberg explains why Collin Sexton's game will translate better in the NBA than Trae Young's.

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I caught up with draft-eligible combo guard Anfernee Simons after watching him explode for 36 points (seven made 3-pointers) last night against Victory Rock Prep in Florida. As he has previously stated, Simons plans to test the NBA draft waters in hopes of earning an invite to the pre-draft combine and eventually landing a 1st round guarantee. If the smooth 6-3 guard doesn't like the feedback he's getting from NBA teams, he plans to withdraw from the draft and play in the NCAA next season. Both NC State and the Indiana Pacers attended IMG's game last night in Sarasota, and all 30 NBA teams are expected to evaluate Simons by the end of the season. Simons is currently number 23 on our Top 100 draft-eligible prospect rankings. He's an effortless scorer who can get going from the perimeter both off the catch and the bounce. The 18-year-old Florida native is a quick-twitch athlete and shifty ball handler who can finish above the rim in space, play pick and roll, and facilitate in the open court. Simons is still developing into a full-time lead guard, which is likely the key to unlocking his long-term potential. Scouts want to see Simons up his defensive intensity and limit his turnovers, two of the biggest factors in determining how soon he'll be able to contribute at the NBA level.

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Scott: Young 'on a different level' than Curry as a freshman.

Byron Scott compares Trae Young to Steph Curry and explains how the Oklahoma star's skill set will translate to the NBA.

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