NBA | DRAFT 2023
These are the players projected to be selected top-5 in the 2023 NBA Draft
As the 2023 NBA Draft draws near, there are several players who are likely to emerge as top picks in the upcoming draw election.
Like every season, dozens of young and exciting players will submit to the Draft to seek an opportunity in the NBA. The best league in the world brings together the most extraordinary global talent every year.
In this case, the French Victor Wembanyama occupies all the covers. Way behind him, ‘Scoot’ Henderson leads a crop of unique talent that will leap the American League next season. These players are projected to be chosen top-5 in the 2023 NBA Draft.
Victor Wembanyama (Metropolitans 92)
The Frenchman has become one of the most exciting talents in history. At 18 years old and 2.21 meters tall, Wembanyama is a global sensation and has not gone unnoticed by American scouts. He can run, create his shots, and score from any range. The evolution of the so-called “unicorn.”
The current player of Metropolitans 92 has the skillset of a forward, capable of scoring and dribbling the ball away from the basket and possessing the confidence and defensive prowess of a rim protector. In his debut season as a team leader, Wembanyama earned a nomination for the prestigious MVP award in the French LNB.
The “alien,” as LeBron James called him, is the main character of this year’s NBA Draft, the great star. The Frenchman averaged 21.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks in the national championship. At 221 centimeters tall, he is dubbed to make basketball history.
Sterling ‘Scoot’ Henderson (G League Ignite)
This talented player stands out in the G League Ignite team, part of the NBA development league. Although he was 17 years old last season and ineligible for the Draft, he was already the team’s top player and arguably the best in the entire development league.
With a physique more than developed for his age, the 18-year-old, 1.88-meter point guard has made the public rise from their seats on more than one occasion. An explosive, fast, and lethal player who can be reminiscent of that Derrick Rose, who won the MVP in Chicago in 2011, and Russell Westbrook, who dazzled in Oklahoma. Also, over the months, he’s worked on his ability to make his teammates better and run the game.
Projected as a future NBA star, Henderson has the qualities and enough maturity to be number 1 in different Drafts of the last decade. He has averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists and has 1.1 steals on 43% shooting from the field in the G League regular season.
Brandon Miller (Alabama)
The best player in the NCAA last season. Miller is an elite shooter, an expert in scoring off the dribble and after receiving the ball. A leader on the track. His combination of defense, size, passing, and shooting make him one of the best prospects for the next Draft. He has all the qualities to be a standout in the NBA.
The maturity that he has shown during the College campaign has earned him a place on the podium at the gala that will be held on the night of June 22. His offensive ability is respectable, and on defense, he is active on passing lanes and with quick hands.
This season, his averages have been 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and a 38% 3-P success — a great triple-shooter with future-star qualities.
Amen Thompson (Overtime Elite League)
The first of the two Thompsons. Amen, like his brother Ausar, is an Overtime Elite League player. The private American competition also gave the young Spanish Izan Almansa MVP of the U17 World Cup and the U18 Eurobasket last summer, and those are two great talents who will be in the NBA next season.
An explosive, fast, and intelligent player who can play “above the rim.” His ability to drive to the basket with multiple defenders ahead makes him stand out from the rest. Also, unlike his brother Ausar, he is a great passer.
Perhaps in a more structured competition like the NCAA (university basketball), he could stand out and exploit his virtues, but, to this day, it stands that he is one of the greatest talents that the Overtime Elite League and the private academy have produced.
Jarace Walker (Houston)
One of the great surprises of the season. Walker has led the University of Houston based on his incredible physique and capabilities near the basket and at midrange. His dominance in the area is indisputable. Excellent rebounder and one of the best physiques in the entire Draft. His technique has evolved recently, and he has become a total player.
This year, he averaged 11.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 35% from 3-point range. The perfect complement for those teams looking for a guaranteed interior.