2022 NBA Draft Superlatives

Now that the NCAA withdraw deadline has passed it’s time to have some fun.

Here’s a look at which players could reach various milestones in their NBA careers. It’ll be fun to look back at this in a few years or a decade and have a good laugh 🙂

Most likely to…

Have a 50-point game: Jabari Smith Jr., Malaki Branham, Paolo Banchero, Jaden Hardy, Jaden Ivey

Be a Hall of Famer: Chet Holmgren, Jaden Ivey, Jabari Smith

Lead the league in blocks: Chet Holmgren, Mark Williams

Lead the league in scoring: Jaden Ivey, Jabari Smith Jr., Shaedon Sharpe

Lead the league in assists: realistically, not anyone from this draft class but I’ll go with Andrew Nembhard or TyTy Washington

Lead the league in rebounds: Jalen Duren, Mark Williams

Win Defensive Player of the Year: Dyson Daniels, Chet Holmgren, Tari Eason, Dalen Terry

Win a slam dunk contest: JD Davison, Bryce McGowens, Alondes Williams

Win a 3pt contest: Jabari Smith Jr., Keegan Murray, John Butler, Jake LaRavia, Caleb Houston

Most likely to be a 50/40/90 guy: A.J. Griffin, Gabe Brown

Lead the G League in scoring: Trevor Keels, Bryce McGowens, Blake Wesley

Make it in the NFL: David Roddy, Justin Lewis

Come out of nowhere and make it in the league: Dominick Barlow, Bryson Williams, Karlo Matkovic

Most likely to have success after their basketball career: Andrew Nembhard, Kai Sotto

Most likely to get hired as a bouncer if the NBA thing doesn’t work out: Kofi Cockburn, Mike Foster, Trevion Williams

Check out last year’s Superlatives