With Australian basketball prodigy Dyson Daniels emerging as one of the top prospects ahead of the NBA Draft, leading scouts have identified him as “the most impressive”.
The 203-centimeter guard from Victoria is expected to be among the top 10 picks in the upcoming draft on June 23.
After rejecting offers from the college basketball program and the NBL’s Next Stars system, Daniels, 19, played for the NBA G League Ignite, a developmental basketball team affiliated with the G League, the NBA G League Ignite.
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Following last week’s NBA draft merger, Australian stocks have risen so much that top draft expert Jonathan Givni is projecting that he will move to the top five.
It is also reported that Daniels has met with at least nine NBA teams.
Givni wrote on Twitter, “Dyson Daniels (in my opinion) performed the most impressive of all the possibilities on the NBA Combine Pro Day Circuit, turned off the lights and saw that he still had endless possibilities that he still could not use.”
“I’m starting to make some top-five peak lightning.”
Daniels was recently asked about the possibility of playing with young Aussie Josh Gidey, who is with Oklahoma City.
The OKC has three first-round picks, including two picks, 12 and 34.
“I want to play with Josh … whether it’s the right fit or not, I’d love to be in a place that suits me,” said Daniels.
“OKC or not, I’m not sure. Hopefully one day I can definitely play with Josh.”
Daniels was born in Bendigo, Australia.
He is the son of Ricky, who came to Australia from the United States to play in the Southeast Australian Basketball League with the Bendigo Braves.
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