Wesley Iwundu is an NBA Draft Sleeper

The second round in the NBA Draft has long been a wasteland. In fact, over the past 510 second round selections, only nine have turned out to be NBA All-Stars. However, few second round prospects fit the mold of a valuable NBA player more than Wesley Iwundu. The 6’7” Senior swingman from Kansas State looks the part. He has a 7’1” wingspan, possesses good strength and shot almost 38% from three last year. Additionally, he averaged 13.0 ppg to pair with 3.5 apt, showing an overall solid offensive game. As opposed to a fellow hyped second round 3 and D wing prospect, Sterling Brown out of SMU, Iwundu can do a little bit offensively besides spotting up. It is no secret that the NBA is desperate for versatile wing defenders that can knock down perimeter shots at a decent rate. Iwundu proved he could do those things in the Big 12 (he defended at a high level when he wanted to) and he has all of the physical tools to make one believe that he can do the same thing in the NBA. Following the recent examples of Jae Crowder and Malcolm Brogdon, four year college players that defended well, scored adequately and were second round picks, Iwundu looks destined to have a role in the NBA.




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