3 First-rounders who could fall to the Kings at 38 in the NBA Draft

Gregory Jackson II, South Carolina Gamecocks. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
Gregory Jackson II, South Carolina Gamecocks. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /
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Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio State Buckeyes
Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio State Buckeyes. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch /

Brice Sensabaugh, SF, Ohio State

We move to the most impressive prospect out of the three, Brice Sensabaugh. While it is unlikely for Sensabaugh to drop all the way to pick 38, teams might have concerns with his history of injuries and stay away from him. Recent mock drafts project Sensabaugh to go early second round, but we could see him fall even more.

In his freshman season, Brice Sensabaugh averaged 16.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game with impressive 48/40/83 shooting splits. Sensabaugh is one of the most impressive scorers in this draft, as he can score from all three levels at a high rate.

The 6’6″ forward has a great frame, as he can bully defenders and beat them off the dribble. He can create space for himself but is also elite at knocking down contested shots. With a great ball handle and an impressive quick first step, Sensabaugh seems to be able to score at will. He has a beautiful jump shot, as he is the perfect player that can space the floor while being a catch-and-shoot threat and creating off the dribble.

While Sensabaugh is not a 3-and-D threat, he shows effort on that side of the ball but lacks the fundamentals to stay in front of ball handlers.

Another prominent weakness in his game is playmaking, as he was mainly creating for himself rather than his teammates last season. Sensabaugh had the 4th-highest usage rate in NCAA basketball last season but averaged only 1.2 assists per game.

Defense and playmaking questions, combined with a lack of athleticism, make Sensabaugh a confusing prospect to evaluate. But his offensive capabilities show he is a first-round talent that will likely fall. While he may not fall to pick 38, he would be a steal for the Sacramento Kings if he does.