DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, Saint Joseph's
(Eric Hartline- USA Today Sports)
An old-school hairstyle with a game that can possibly be very friendly to the modern NBA, Bembry is another player whose stock has gone up in recent weeks. Aimee outlines her thoughts on the pick here-
As a draft prospect, DeAndre Bembry might not have made it up near the top of various draft lists, but studying the progression of his game over his 3 seasons at St. Joseph's, the numbers show a player who has grown consistently, in both maturity and ability.
He's also still got plenty of room for improvement, and based on his pre-draft interview, it sounds like he is already targeting some of the weaker areas of his game. His jump shot and outside shooting ability thus far do leave a bit to be desired, but I think there is a lot of untapped potential there, just waiting to be unlocked.
Bembry has shown the kind of versatility in both his offensive and defensive skill sets that would make him a valuable asset with the right development. That flexibility could come in real handy for the Pacers in the future.
DeAndre Bembry may never be a "superstar" in the league, but his reputation as a team first player, along with his "get in where you fit in" attitude, I feel like he's worth taking a chance on.
Today, a couple more wings have come off the board. Who will be taken in our mock next? Tomorrow Atlanta and Charlotte are on the clock.
|June 2nd||1/Philadelphia||Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University||Joe Mullinax|
|June 2nd||2/LA Lakers||Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU||Corban Ford|
|June 3rd||3/Boston||Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington||Chip Williams|
|June 3rd||4/Phoenix||Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv||Kyle Whittington|
|June 6th||5/Minnesota||Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma||Aimee S|
|June 6th||6/Denver||Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky||Mopizzle11|
|June 7th||7/Denver||Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga||Mopizzle11|
|June 7th||8/Sacramento||Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence||Brandon C|
|June 8th||9/Toronto||Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette||Tabitha|
|June 8th||10/Milwaukee||Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks||Kevin Yeung|
|June 9th||11/Boston||Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California||Chip Williams|
|June 9th||12/Utah||Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah||BealeStreetKen|
|June 10th||13/Phoenix||Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky||Kyle Whittington|
|June 10th||14/Memphis||Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State||Joe Mullinax|
|June 13th||15/New Orleans||Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor||Wes George|
|June 13th||16/Orlando||Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State||Daron Koch|
|June 14th||17/Chicago||Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt||Brandon C|
|June 14th||18/Detroit||Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington||Joe Mullinax|
|June 15th||19/New Orleans||Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey||Wes George|
|June 15th||20/Indiana||DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, St. Joseph's||Aimee S|
|June 16th||22/Charlotte||Justin Sims|
|June 17th||23/Orlando||Daron Koch|
|June 17th||24/Philadelphia||Joe Mullinax|
|June 20th||25/LA Clippers||Kevin Lipe|
|June 20th||26/Philadelphia||Joe Mullinax|
|June 21st||28/Phoenix||Kyle Whittington|
|June 22nd||29/San Antonio||Jill Kong|
|June 22nd||30/Golden State||rhinoh23|