Draft Notes: White, Collins, Choh, Ball, Toppin

Like Arizona State teammate Remy Martin, junior forward Romello White is declaring for the 2020 NBA draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, who tweets that White is keeping his options open. In a tweet of his own, White confirmed that he has sought feedback from the NBA’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee.

After putting up modest numbers as a sophomore, White had a bounce-back junior year, averaging 10.2 PPG to go along with a team-best 8.8 RPG, and 1.2 BPG in 30 games (28.5 MPG) for the Sun Devils. He’ll have the option of returning for his senior season if he decides to withdraw from the draft pool later in the process.

Here are a few more draft-related notes and updates:

  • South Florida junior guard David Collins is testing the draft waters, reports Rothstein (Twitter link). Collins was the team’s leading scorer in 2019/20, with 13.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.8 APG, and 1.8 SPG.
  • Forward Tamenang Choh is declaring for the draft following his junior season at Brown University, a source tells Jeff Goodman of Stadium (Twitter link). Choh posted 13.2 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 3.3 APG, but struggled to score efficiently, with a shooting line of .392/.292/.655.
  • LaMelo Ball has overtaken Anthony Edwards on Sam Vecenie’s latest big board at The Athletic. Dayton’s Obi Toppin has also moved up in Vecenie’s newest update, coming in at No. 4, behind only Ball, Edwards, and James Wiseman.
  • Over at SI.com, Jeremy Woo still has Edwards at No. 1 overall in his most recent mock draft, which covers both rounds. Woo isn’t as high as Vecenie on either Ball (No. 5) or Toppin (N0.9).
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4 thoughts on “Draft Notes: White, Collins, Choh, Ball, Toppin

  1. Simmons>Russ

    I think this year without a clear number 1 many teams deaf Baird will look different and teams will pick more so on needs and potential over actually ability.

    I have it
    1. GSW Obi Toppin
    2. Cavs Anthony Edwards
    3. TWolves Onyeka Okungwu
    4. Hawks Deni Avdija
    5. Pistons James Wiseman
    6. Knicks Lamelo Ball

    Ball, Wiseman, Edwards and Cole Anthony all probably have the highest potential followed by Avdija. In terms of production next year it’ll be Toppin, Edwards and Wiseman. But I think team needs will be a huge determination factor.

    • JD Candello

      Nice post-

      Beauty of this list is they aren’t even dependent on where the ping pong balls land- Gsw could still get Toppin if they would up #5

      • Simmons>Russ

        Exactly Toppin in all honest makes more sense at about 4 and I’m sure GSW wouldn’t mind if they didn’t get first.
        The only real certainty is Anthony Edwards will be top 3 cause Cavs and Hawks both will want him and both probably settle off Avdija if they don’t get their man.
        Pistons getting Wiseman I think would be a great fit and great pick up. Yes they could probably grab a franchise PG but Wiseman is probably more of a sure thing in a position that doesn’t get as much stars at the point position.
        Then lastly the Knicks and Melo just makes sense for both parties. I think Cole Anthony is a better player and better fit for them but we all know they will screw it up. The potential of Ball is great but I think Cole Anthony is a sleeper. Hopefully Phoenix moves up and take him.

        Bulls get pick #10 and Mikal Bridges plus a protected first in 2022 for pick #7 and Lauri Markeneen.

        Suns would be set Anthony and Booker, Oubre Markeneen and Ayton. Rubio is a nice vet presence, Monty Williams is a good coach on the rise.

  2. x%sure

    Vecenie moved Vassel ahead of Okoro too, besides moving Toppin up. Next to pass Okoro– Maxey. Maxey may not stand out in workouts, being short, but workouts may have to be only be imagined by scouts, the way things are going.

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