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Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: SG Wesley Iwundu, Kansas State

Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: SG Wesley Iwundu, Kansas State

The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...

Name: Wesley Iwundu
School: Kansas State
Position: Shooting guard/small forward
Age: 22
Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
2016/17 stats: 13.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.3 bpg, 48.1 FG%, 37.6 3PT% (0.9 3P/2.4 3PA), 76.7 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 56th, NBADraft.net 24th

5 things to know:

*A Big-12 All-Defensive team selection, Iwundu is a versitile wing defender capable of guarding guards and small forwards. He is very good at steals and defensive rebounding. He grabbed five or more defensive rebounds in 21 games this season. He had 11 defensive boards against Maryland and 10 against Iowa State and Texas Tech.

*Iwundu made a significant improvement in his three-point shooting as a senior. In his first three years at KSU, he shot just 28.8 percent on 0.7 attempts per game from long range. But in 2016-17, he hit 37.6 percent on 2.4 attempts per game. That was great timing for him, as the NBA puts a big premium on outside shooting. If he can continue to improve from three, Iwundu could develop into a solid three-and-D player.

*Iwundu's biggest selling point on offense is his ballhandling ability. He got to the rim consistently in college and has the size and leaping ability (36-inch vertical) to play above the rim. He will need to diversify his game to score at the next level, though, as it won't be nearly as easy getting past NBA defenses.

*Iwundu recorded a 7-foot-1 wingspan at the NBA Combine, which is excellent for a wing player. That should help his ability to get steals translate to the next level. 

*He was just 5-10 as a sophomore in high school before had a huge growth spurt. Iwundu measured in at 6-6 3/4 with shoes at the combine.

Fit with Wizards: Though the Wizards need help at the backup shooting guard position, it's unlikely Iwundu would make an impact right away. He could ultimately help a team on defense which is where the Wizards were lacking when they needed it towards the end of last season, but he would need to be paired with a scoring point guard to really be effective early on.

RELATED: What type of career can we expect from pick No. 52?

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2019 NBA Draft: Lakers take De'Andre Hunter with No. 4, will reportedly trade him to Hawks

2019 NBA Draft: Lakers take De'Andre Hunter with No. 4, will reportedly trade him to Hawks

De'Andre Hunter is a Los Angeles Laker...for now.

The Virginia star and reigning ACC Defensive of the Year was selected by the Lakers with the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night. However, the Lakers will send that pick to the Pelicans in the agreed-to trade for Anthony Davis, New Orleans in turn reportedly trading it to the Hawks. Thus, Hunter likely ends up in Atlanta. 

If the trade goes through, Hunter will join a talented young Hawks core which already includes Trae Young and John Collins. He would bring a championship pedigree to the team, having just won an NCAA title with UVA this past season.

"Coming off a national championship, there's no better way to try to go into the NBA," Hunter told NBC Sports Washington during an interview for the I Am The Prospect series

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2019 NBA Draft Results: round-by-round picks, updates, live tracker

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2019 NBA Draft Results: round-by-round picks, updates, live tracker

Here are the results from the 2019 NBA Draft, with live updates and analysis on every first and second-round draft pick.

2019 NBA Draft First Round Results

PICK (1): New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson, F, Duke, Profile.

PICK (2): Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant, G, Murray State, Profile.

PICK (3): New York Knicks: R.J. Barrett, G, Duke, Profile.

PICK (4): Atlanta Hawks (via NO): DeAndre Hunter, F, Virginia, Profile. 

PICK (5): Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland, G, Vanderbilt, Profile.

PICK (6): Minnesota Timberwolves (via PHX): Jarrett Culver, G, Texas Tech, Profile.

PICK (7): Chicago Bulls: Coby White, G, North Carolina, Profile.

PICK (8): New Orleans Pelicans (via ATL): Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas, Profile.

PICK (9): Washington Wizards: Rui Hachimura, F, Gonzaga, Profile.

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