The Portland Trail Blazers would possess a lottery pick if the season ended today. Of course, there’s still two months of regular season play to happen before the NBA Draft. With March Madness soon approaching, Bleacher Report’s draft guru Jonathan Wasserman released his latest mock draft, which has Portland selecting Florida State’s Devin Vassell:
Three-and-D is Vassell’s game. He’s up to 42.0 percent from deep while regularly making standout defensive plays on and off the ball, using both his excellent tools and IQ for anticipation. Even if there isn’t any exciting All-Star potential tied to his outlook, Vassell is building an appealing case to teams that may value his high floor and NBA fit.
Vassell is a 6-foot-6 sophomore wing at Florida State. He has started 25 games for the No. 8-ranked Seminoles this season, averaging 13 points and 5.3 rebounds in 28.3 minutes per game. Vassell was recently named a Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award finalist.
The NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 25.