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Hawks pick at No. 19: John Collins, Wake Forest forward

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The Atlanta Hawks selected Wake Forest forward John Collins with the No. 19 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night. 

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 16:  "At 19, very young for a sophomore. Younger than some of the freshmen on this list. Super-efficient post player with a number of moves in the paint." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 11: "A high-percentage post scorer who projects as one of the most efficient players in the draft, Collins has shown enough accuracy from the free throw line to suggest he can be a midrange threat in the pros." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Long, athletic big man

  • Terrific motor

  • Excellent rebounder

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Doesn't have a 3-point game

  • Poor free throw shooter

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 1.12 percent

  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 17.18 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 18.12 percent

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