Below is at look at where he’s listed in mock drafts and big boards from around the internet. Go HERE to see where Zeke Nnaji is projected to be picked and HERE to see where Nico Mannion is projected to be picked.
- CBS Sports: 18th
- NBC Sports: 24th
- USA Today: 22nd
- SLAM: 17th
- Bleacher Report: 19th
- ESPN: 21st
- SB Nation: 13th
- Sports Illustrated: 24th
- The Athletic: 33rd
The 6-foot-6 Green averaged 12.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game at Arizona, shooting 42.4 percent overall and 36.1 percent from 3-point range.
As we posted in a different article, here is what The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie told us about Green’s pro potential and why he can make an impact pretty quickly:
“Absolutely terrific on-ball defender, it’s the first skill that he’s going to be able to bring to the table. NBA coaches, in terms of guys who get on the floor early, they really like guys who have great defensive awareness and the athleticism to be able to play at the NBA level. I think Josh will actually be able to get on the floor relatively early. It’s just a question of what do you do with him on offense. Obviously he runs really well, he’s a good transition player, can even handle the ball a little bit. But I don’t think he handled it well enough to be more than like a secondary ball handler. And obviously, I’m a little bit more worried about the jump shot than some people seem to be. I don’t love the mechanics on it.
“He has like a pretty unnatural right arm bend that I think is going to portend some inaccuracy as you see with the way that his percentages fluctuated throughout the course of year. He closed at 36.1 percent. If you have to extend out beyond the NBA 3-point line and start to take more than 83 shots in a 30-game sample, I think that you’re going to start to see some questions with Green’s shooting arise. And if he can’t shoot it, I don’t really know what you do with them in the halfcourt setting, so that’s why I’m a little bit lower than some people seem to be on Josh Green. But I do think it is likely he gets taken somewhere in the top 35 and absolutely gets a multi-year guaranteed contract.”