EIGHT IS ENOUGH

The top prospects in next month’s NBA draft:

Ben Simmons, F, LSU:

A big man with a point guard’s skills has some comparing him to Magic Johnson.

Brandon Ingram, F, Duke: Long and lean with a good outside shot, needs to add weight and strength.

Dragan Bender, Europe: Big and skilled, some still have questions about his NBA readiness.

Jamal Murray, G, Kentucky:

He’s 6-5, strong and can play both point and shooting guard.

Kris Dunn, G, Providence: Long and athletic for a point guard and relatively mature (22).

Buddy Hield, G, Oklahoma:

Great shooter who should be able to score right away in the NBA.

Jaylen Brown, F, California: Talented and strong wing player might need to improve his jump shot.

Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah: Austrian can run the floor well for a big man, but how high is his ceiling?

Kent Youngblood