10. SIXERS: Lonnie Walker, SG, Miami | Fr.
Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 195 | Age: 19 | Last: 13
Stats: 11.5 PPG, 2.0 APG, 34.6% 3FG
Philly owns a whopping six draft picks and doesn’t necessarily need to seek immediate help with this first selection. Their roster could use an athletic perimeter scorer for the long-term, and Walker makes the most sense as an upside play if you take the timeline factor out of the decision. He’s a high-caliber athlete and big-time leaper still at an early stage of his development. Walker was a mixed bag this season and hasn’t figured out how to consistently impose his will on games yet, but his explosiveness, ability to get to the rim and jump shooting potential are all intriguing. He needs to become a consistent defender and has just an average offensive feel, but is young enough to hope he’ll mature into a legitimate scoring threat. The Sixers can find more NBA-ready help further down in the draft: