NBA insider and basketball analyst Andy Katz has ranked the top 12 undrafted rookies to watch in the NBA 2022 Summer League. The NBA Summer League will commence on the 7th of July and we are going to witness some emerging talent this summer.
Here we have briefly discussed the top 12 undrafted players and their exceptional skills:
Justin Lewis (Chicago Bulls):
Justin Lewis has performed exemplary during his time at Marquette. In his second and last season as a Golden Eagle, he scored 16.8 points on average. He can contribute some shooting to the Bulls, who had a 13th-place scoring average in the NBA.
Trevion Williams (Boston Celtics):
Trevion Williams can make some prominent improvements to Boston’s frontcourt. He averaged a minimum of seven rebounds per game in his last three years and reached 9.1 rebounds in the 2020-21 season.
Ron Harper (Toronto Raptors)
Ron Harper Jr. strengthens the Raptors’ already strong community of forwards. In three of his four seasons with Rutgers, Harper Jr. averaged more than 10 points and five rebounds per game. The Scarlet Knights’ journey to the 2022 DI men’s basketball tournament was significantly influenced by him.
Kofi Cockburn (Utah Jazz)
Kofi Cockburn was the backbone of Illinois for the last couple of years. He averaged a double-double in the 2021-22 season. If he can make Utah’s roster come the fall, he may be a valuable addition playing or even off the bench.
Scottie Pippen (LA Lakers)
During his three years for Vanderbilt, Scottie Pippen Jr. was a superb jumper. As a Commodore, he averaged over 32% from beyond the arc each season. He’ll be a good choice in that area, where Los Angeles has occasionally been erratic.
Collin Gillespie (Denver Nuggets)
Another great three-point shooter leaves Villanova to join Denver Nuggets. In his final season, Collin Gillespie shot 90.5 percent from the line and 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. He is all set to join the club of Denver’s best shooters.
Brady Manek (Charlotte Hornets)
Michael Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, recruited Brady Manek. He had a field goal percentage of nearly 50% and a three-point percentage of 40.3% in his lone season at Chapel Hill. If he makes the roster, he should provide the Hornets with a reliable shooting forward selection.
Jamaree Bouyea (Miami Heat)
San Francisco native Jamaree Bouyea is an undervalued athlete. In his final two seasons with the Dons, he scored an average of 17 points per game. He might contribute to Miami if the chance arises thanks to its effective development program.
Orlando Robinson (Miami Heat)
Orlando Robinson, a reliable scorer from the West, averaged 19.4 points per game in his final season at Fresno State. Similar to Bouyea, Miami’s development program offers similar opportunities.
Johnny Juzang (Utah Jazz)
Johnny Juzang was a renowned top player on UCLA’s roster in the last couple of years. He averaged 16 points per game in the Bruins’ 2020-21 national championship season.
Julian Champagne (Philadelphia 76ers)
Julian Champagnie is a stronger contender to benefit Philadelphia 76ers this summer. In his last two seasons, he scored more than 19 points per game to lead the Red Storm. In order to compete effectively against the NBA’s size, he will need to be big.
Alondes Willims (Brooklyn Nets)
Alondes Williams, a large guard, has a track record of getting to the hoop. Williams won the 2021–22 ACC Player of the Year title with an average of 18.5 points per game, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists in his first and only campaign with Wake Forest as he moved from Oklahoma.