The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Heat:
18. Jalen Hood-Schifino, Indiana
CBS Sports — Gary Parrish (5/17)
18. Kris Murray, Iowa
Sporting News — Kyle Irving (5/17)
18. Bilal Coulibaly, Metropolitans 92
Coulibaly has received extra attention as Wembanyama's teammate, and the 18-year-old made the most of that spotlight. Once he declared for the 2023 NBA Draft, his stock skyrocketed up big boards and mock draft boards.
The 6-foot-6 guard is an excellent athlete with relentless energy. He does the majority of his damage off the ball as a cutter but he has shown some flashes as a perimeter shooter. Coulibaly is a versatile defender with quick feet, explosive athleticism and a reported 7-2 wingspan. His growth as a playmaker and shot creator will determine his ceiling at the next level.
The Athletic — Sam Vecenie (5/16)
18. Keyonte George, Baylor
The Fit: The Heat have had to do a lot of manufacturing offense in the playoffs thus far through creative offensive sets that use their shooters and floor spacers to immense effect. Still, this was the 25th-best offense in the NBA this season even when Tyler Herro was healthy because they have very few creators off the bounce. George would at least bring that.
Yahoo! Sports — Krysten Peek (5/16)
18. Jett Howard, Michigan
18. G.G. Jackson, South Carolina
SB Nation — Ricky O'Donnell (5/16)
18. Terquavion Smith, NC State
CBS Sports — Kyle Boone (5/16)
18. Dereck Lively II, Duke
18. Dariq Whitehead, Duke
Even while playing through injuries, Whitehead finished his Duke one-and-done campaign shooting 42.9 percent on 3-pointers.
The freshman was 24-for-48 (50.0 percent) on 3-pointers from NBA distance, per AI-Powered statistics provided by Stats Perform. That ranked as the second-best among consensus top-100 prospects with at least 25 attempts tracked.
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