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Discussing Draft Philosophy, Targets at 54, and Victor Oladipo w/ Ben Pfeifer

Indy Cornrows Podcast

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 29 St Mary’s at Gonzaga Photo by Robert Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s finally here! The draft coverage I have long hyped is now starting and I’m really amped to start sharing it with you all!

Ben Pfeifer is one of the best draft covers out there and does fantastic work as co-host of the Prep2Pro podcast. Be sure to check out and follow along with all of his work! He’s also an Indiana Pacers fan, so we opened up talking about yesterday’s reporting by J. Michael of the Indy Star.

We then dive into Ben’s scouting/drafting philosophies

  • drafting for fit vs. potential
  • things he looks for that stand out or show potential
  • how he believes the Pacers should approach the draft

After that, we start diving into individual prospects and detail their game. All prospects barring a few are slotted to be in the mid-50’s based on an aggregate ranking I made across some of the major draftboards (Will drop soon).

  • Malik Fitts - Saint Mary’s
  • Killian Tillie - Gonzaga
  • Lamar Stevens - Penn State
  • Tres Tinkle - Oregon State
  • Nate Hinton - Houston
  • Yoeli Childs - BYU
  • Sam Merrill - Utah State
  • Naji Marshall - Xavier

This was an extremely fun and thought-provoking pod. Much more draft coverage will be dropping from me and some fantastic collaborators over the next few days! Let me know what you think and your thoughts on the draft as well!

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