I HATE DUKE BUT..... Coach K has some players in the league. I am going to run some names by you, based off the Lakers need and or my personal like... Share your evaluation on these cats.
Kris Wilkes (shooter)
Tre Jones (too small? defense)
PJ Washington ( i like this kid)
Kevin Porter (kid can get to the cup)
Little - a little bit over-rated. Lots of potential. Raw talent, IMHO, and should go back to school. Teams will draft his mix of athleticism and potential regardless. Under-performed and did not exceed expectations at UNC...that's why he came off the bench.
Bassey - see above. I like him but his game seems a little raw and dependent on low post position. Could benefit from another year but that's not likely. Teams will draft him in the 10-20 range based on measurable alone.
Doumbouya - I got nothing.
Wilkes - from the little I've seen (of UCLA - not nearly as much as previous years) this year, he's more NBA ready but I'm not wowed. Better scorer but streaky shooter.
Tre Jones - better than his brother Tyus at almost every facet of the game. Lot easier to be a good on-ball defender when Zion's got your back...LOL. I'd love to have him off the bench despite his size...
Bennie Boatwright - I got nothing. I don't watch much U So Cal basketball unless they are playing UCLA or Gonzaga...LOL
PJ Washington - funny story. His Dad was recruiting a kid I used to coach here in South Carolina. He spoke with me about the kid possibly going to Findlay Prep. I made the contact for them but the kid and his Mom decided not to go all the way to Las Vegas...
As for PJ - I like him but I don't love him. I can't see him being a lottery pick this year but if we had a late 1st, he'd be in the conversation.
Porter - Again, can't help you there. If they aren't playing UCLA or Gonzaga, I'm not likely to watch them.
Langford - prototypical scoring guard...I like...I like a lot...I don't like that 28% 3pt% though...
Bolden - well, OF COURSE I'm gonna like a Dukie! But he's a good BIG who will find a home in the NBA...Star? Eh, maybe... a perfect situation, yes. I think he'd be even better if he didn't share the floor with Zion/RJ. Those 2 take up a lot of shots. I think it's like Wendell Carter next to Bagley last year...Carter would have been much better without Bagley as the focus. I said all of that to say I can see Bolden being the "Kuzma" in this year's draft...he will go much later than he should and be better than expected.
I hope this helps. My son and I follow a lot of high school kids so some of them I already knew about and some I had to refresh my memory to make sure. The ones I haven't watched in college, I didn't comment on. If you want to me look up some games on youtube (not highlights) and get back to you, I can do that.
From that list, I'd say Little is most likely to make the jump to the 7-10 range we are in. I'd say Langford too if it weren't for his outside shooting. We will see though...still have March Madness left so my opinions can and will change.