NBA draft sleepers who could surprise at the next level

"I feel like I can bring a lot more than what I showed at Kentucky," Tyrese Maxey said. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Every NBA draft class has a few situational sleepers selected lower than they should have been, in part because of the role they played during their draft-eligible season.

Last year, Kentucky sharpshooter Tyler Herro went No. 13 before showing on-ball chops during the Miami Heat's run to the NBA Finals. In 2018, Anfernee Simons was picked No. 20 as scouts struggled to weigh the level of competition he faced at IMG Prep. In 2017, the Heat grabbed future All-Star Bam Adebayo at No. 14 when he was considered an energy athlete by most other teams. That same year, Donovan Mitchell also fell to No. 13 after he was pegged as a streaky scorer.

Over the past couple of weeks in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, I evaluated a few guards and wings who are likely better suited for the NBA than the collegiate ranks. Of the prospects I watched, here are the candidates who best fit the bill in 2020.