Current stats: 10.7 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.8 BPG, 67.0 FG %, 64.9 FT % No player has helped his draft stock more this season than Embiid. The 7-foot, 250-pound center only began playing basketball in 2011. As skilled of a big man as there's been in years, Embiid would be hard to pass up with the top pick even if he would provide the Bucks a logjam inside. Embiid is looking like a rare franchise center, but he will need time to develop.
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Jabari Parker, SF/PF, Duke
Current stats: 19.1 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.1 BPG, 48.6 FG %, 40.9 3-point FG %, 74.5 FT % As far as collegiate performance, Parker has been the best of this talented freshman crop. Parker seems the most NBA ready of this group. He's a specimen physically at 6-foot-8, 241 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan. Parker is versatile (also a tweener) and an extremely skilled offensive player that can play in the post, on the perimeter and excels in transition. Parker is an instant impact player for anyone, but Bucks fans should be excited if he's thrown in the mix with the rest of the young core.
Andrew Wiggins, SG/SF, Kansas
Current stats: 14.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, 43.9 FG %, 34.6 3-point FG %, 76.7 FT % The consensus top pick heading into the season, Wiggins hasn't had a bad season, he just hasn't dominated college basketball like some people expected. He's an incredible athlete at 6-foot-8, 200 pounds, but probably is behind Embiid and Parker on most draft boards. Wiggins has the size and skill to be a superstar, but he needs to develop that killer instinct and a high motor. He may be the best natural fit for the Bucks' current roster, as he'd slide right in at shooting guard.
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Marcus Smart, PG, Oklahoma State
Current stats: 17.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4.4 APG, 2.6 SPG, 44.7 FG %, 32.2 3-point FG %, 72.9 FT % Smart turned down the chance to be at least a top five pick in last year's draft to return to school. This year's class is drastically better, but he's still somewhere in the top seven. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Smart has the size to be an NBA point guard. He's very good at getting into the paint and finishing, but his jump shot needs further developing. He's a good defender, passer and leader. Picking Smart would likely signal the Bucks don't feel Brandon Knight is their point guard of the future.
Julius Randle, PF, Kentucky
Current stats: 16.9 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 54.1 FG %, 72.0 FT % Randle is 6-foot-9 and 248 pounds, an ideally sized NBA power forward. But he isn't just a post player, as Randle can attack the hoop off the dribble from the perimeter and finish. Randle has been a good finisher inside for Kentucky, using his strength to score through contact. He's a power forward, where the Bucks have John Henson already, but if Randle must be taken if he's the best player available. Milwaukee can sort things out after the draft. Randle could be too good to pass up if the Bucks pick lower between four and six.
Dante Exum, PG/SG, Australia
FIBA U19 Championship stats: 18.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.8 APG, 44.6 FG %, 33.3 3-point %, 60.9 FT % in 9 games Most people haven't seen Exum play since he's not playing college basketball, but those who have rave about his potential. Some have even gone as far as saying the 6-foot-6 Exum could be the best player in this loaded draft. Scouting reports say he's lightning quick and can score in a variety of ways, but needs to develop his shot. The 18-year-old is reportedly going to soon hire an agent, declare for the draft and move to the United States. His draft workouts will be watched intently. Exum may be a bit of a project, but the Bucks do need a combo guard with his scoring potential.