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    Patton's athletic testing at the combine reinforced something I'd seen in his tape: he doesn't play as athletically as you'd expect. He's skilled, but he's a project. 24. Semi Ojeleye, F, SMU (previous: 25): Ojeleye is a potential two-way role player at the 3 and 4 spots who is a switchable defender that NBA 2K MT Coins can knock down shots. He was the AAC Player of the Year and will look forward to embracing his role as a low-usage, high-energy player. 25. Bam Adebayo, F/C, Kentucky (previous: 24): With Adebayo,it's all about what skills he has that he didn't show at Kentucky. Can he hit a 15-footer? Can he protect the rim at a slightly higher rate? Can he rebound better?

    Those are all the questions he needs to answer. I think he's more skilled than what met the eye at Kentucky after seeing what he was capable of in high school. 26. TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA (previous: 27): Leaf is an interesting player who can stretch the floor as well as provide some athleticism and skill. The problem is that he's in between positions defensively in the modern NBA. But as teams look for players 6-10 or taller who can shoot, Leaf presents useful skills as a shooter and scorer. 27. Derrick White, G, Colorado (previous: NR): White's a hot name on the scouting circuit right now, but he's been in our top-40 for a long while. He has a complete offensive game, tests well athletically and is a late bloomer who jumped up to 6-5 in college.

    He was on the Pac-12 All-Defense team, but it seems like his ability to stick to his man will tell the tale of whether he can be an NBA player. Here's betting he sticks. 28. Josh Hart, G, Villanova (previous: 29): Hart's not this year's Malcolm Brogdon — if anything, the player above him, White, is — but he's a good wing who is tough and physical defensively. He can also knock down shots from the outside. For this evaluator's money, he was the best player in college hoops this season.

    The key is going to be figuring out how to translate all of the talent to the NBA. 29. Jordan Bell, F, Oregon (previous: 43): There's not a more NBA-ready defender in this draft. Bell can wreak havoc on the perimeter with his elite quickness — for any size — and his instincts as a rim protector are top-notch. He's also tough as nails and physical. The question: NBA 2K18 MT does the size translate, as he only possesses an 8-foot-8 standing reach. Also, what does he do on offense, as he's mostly just a diver toward the basket now. But the defense is just so strong that he's worthy of a top-30 pick. 30. D.J. Wilson, F, Michigan (previous: 35): Wilson will remain in the draft, according to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. He likely decided to go pro because he got good feedback on his leaping ability, solid lateral quickness and jump shot. He's still raw, but there's a lot to like in his game.
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