Corey Kispert


POSITION: SG SFFROM: GonzagaHT: 6-7WT: 220

Draft Notes

Corey Kispert is a 3pt marksman who might be the best shooter in the draft class. He can get spicy hot from downtown and is deadly accurate when given space to shoot. He also has a very quick release and doesn’t need much time or space to get his shot off.

Corey has shown huge improvement over the years at Gonzaga, not just with his shooting but with his cutting, driving and overall offensive package. He’s never going to be an elite above the rim player or high end athlete but he’s got enough burst to hold his own at the NBA level and good strength as well.

His strong build helps him hold his own on the boards and guarding wings and forwards, although he’ll probably never be a real standout on defense.

Corey is one of the safer bets in the mid first round but certainly not the highest upside player. His shooting should translate, he’s a good decision maker and knows his role and will be a valuable piece of a NBA team.

Some boards have him as mid lottery pick but for me the upside is a bit too limited for that valuation. He gets a mid first round grade and will be especially valuable to an established team looking for a 3pt sniper.


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Draft Projection

mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft


2021 Small Forwards

  1. Scottie Barnes – 6-9 – Florida State
  2. Jonathan Kuminga – 6-7 – G League (Congo)
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  5. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  6. Franz Wagner – 6-9 – Michigan (Germany)
  7. Vrenz Bleijenbergh – 6-10 – Belgium
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  10. Herb Jones – 6-8 – Alabama
  11. Isaiah Livers – 6-7 – Michigan
  12. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  13. Kessler Edwards – 6-8 – Pepperdine
  14. Jermaine Samuels – 6-7 – Villanova
  15. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  16. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  17. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  18. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia