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Top Pac-12 2020 NBA Draft prospects: Washington’s Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels top pick candidates

An early look at the best Pac-12 prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft.

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  1. Isaiah Stewart Fr. PF Washington - Stewart is a 6’9 250 POWER forward with a massive wingspan who has the chance to be the first player taken in the 2020 Draft. He’s a bit of a throwback as a super strong, true power forward who plays a lot like Elton Brand or Derrick Favors.
  2. Jaden McDaniels Fr. SF Washington - 6’10 185? McDaniels is an ultra rare player who has a lot of shades of Kevin Durant and Bol Bol. He also has the chance to be the first player taken in 2020 if he has a huge freshman season. His lack of bulk might hold him back though if he doesn’t play strong enough.
  3. Nico Mannion Fr. PG Arizona - Mannion is the kind of lottery-level point guard the Pac-12 has lacked in recent seasons. He has an amazing all-around game and supreme polish which should get him drafted in the Top 10 next June.
  4. Josh Green Fr. SG Arizona - A versatile, strong shooting guard who is exactly the kind of NBA-ready swing man who Arizona has enjoyed over the years, he’s a borderline lottery prospect. He has great size, length, and a complete game, so he’s not just a defense and drive SG/SF that we see a lot coming out of college.
  5. Tyler Bey So. SF Colorado - Bey made a great choice in returning to school because the 6’7 swing man can become a borderline lottery pick with a good enough sophomore season. He has great power for the position and can play D and rebound.
  6. Isaiah Mobley Fr. PF USC - Mobley’s a less physically talented, but close to as skilled version of Stewart. He could be a first round pick after just one year of play.
  7. CJ Elleby So. SF Washington State - Another great swing man who made a good decision in coming back. He has a great offensive game at 6’7 and can play his way into the first round.
  8. Onyeka Okongwu Fr. PF USC - Another raw USC freshman with a lot of NBA potential. He’s a powerful banger who can D and board and get drafted next year even if he only has a small impact.
  9. Rob Edwards Sr. SG Arizona State - The Sun Devils seem to be loaded with strong offensive guards who can play a lot of positions and score. Edwards has the highest NBA potential of any of them coming back.
  10. Chris Smith Jr. SF UCLA - Smith has great potential as a 6’8 210 athlete, but he just needs to put it all together and possibly get drafted in the first round.
  11. Quade Green Jr. PG Washington - The Kentucky transfer is a former five-star recruit with great strength and shooting. He can move up this board if he fulfills his potential.
  12. Payton Pritchard Sr. PG Oregon - He’s not a lights out NBA prospect, but he can flat out play and has a good chance at getting drafted.

Other top prospects

Timmy Allen So. SF Utah

Remy Martin So. PG Arizona State

Nick Rakocevic Jr. PF USC

Tres Tinkle Sr. PF Oregon State

McKinley Wright IV Jr. PG Colorado