Miles Bridges, Michigan State

  • Bridges had an opportunity to be a late lottery pick last season, but opted to return to East Lansing for his sophomore season. Basketball is an unfortunate place where players often get downgraded for being anything but a freshman in the NBA draft. Make no mistake, Bridges has plenty 2k20 mt for sale potential, but he will also have the advantage of entering the NBA a bit more polished with two years of college basketball experience.

    A good starting place for Bridges is to watch him play against Kansas in the NCAA tournament where he matched up against Josh Jackson, who ended up being a top five pick in the draft. Bridges held his own with 28 points and eight rebounds. Bridges shined during his freshman season averaging 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks. Bridges shot 38.9 percent from behind the three-point line, and NBA teams will want to see that number bumped up to over 40 percent this season.

    Bridges does a great job getting to the basket, but needs to work on finishing opportunities in traffic. Bridges won’t need to bulk up at the next level, but there are questions as to whether his ideal playing weight could be a little lower that the 230 pounds he played at last season.

    The biggest challenge Bridges will face next summer is not what he puts on tape this season, as it seems unlikely Bridges would not take a step forward given his strong first season. The challenge is Bridges will be compared against the upside, real or imagined, of freshman players who will not nba mt coins through a second college basketball season of being dissected by NBA decision makers.