Top 5 player favorites of winning the 2020 NBA Draft
The 2020 NBA The design will take place on October 15, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. It is the first time since 1975 that the design will not take place in June. Likewise, The lottery design was postponed to August 25th.
During the event, the NBA teams will alternately select future players – either from amateur college basketball players in the United States or from other eligible players.
The general consensus is that Anthony Edwards is by far the best chance of being the first to move in overall. The same applies to betting at Unibet at the NBA Draft 2020 where Edwards has -110 odds.
While we remember that Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan or Patrick Ewing were among the first favorites over the decades, here are the five favorites of winning the design for 2020:
1. Anthony Edwards (-110)
The former Georgia Bulldogs player, born in Atlanta, is a powerful shooter and stands at 6 feet 5 inches. For months he has been considered a potential number 1 and he declared for NBA Draft in March. The major recruiting services rated him as one of the best players in the 2019 class. Honors up to this age include the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.
2. James Wiseman (+175)
Wiseman was born in Nashville and was a center for the Memphis Tigers. It is listed at an impressive 7 feet 1 inch. In his case, he was ranked first in the 2019 class by most recruiting services. He also played in the McDonald’s All-American Game. Together with Cole Anthony, Wiseman shared the MVP award for the Jordan Brand Classic. He was part of the U.S. team that won the FIBA American U16 Championship in 2017.
3rd LaMelo Ball (+250)
After graduating from high school in California and Ohio, he joined the Illawarra Hawks basketball team in 2019, which plays in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), where he won the NBL Rookie of the Year in the same year. Ball previously played for Prienai in Lithuania and for the Los Angeles Ballers in 2018.
At 6 feet 7 inches, LaMelo is the brother of Lorenzo Ball, the 22-year-old point guard who moved from Los Angeles Lakers to New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. LaMelo is himself a point guard and the son of LaVar Ball, a well-known businessman.
4. Obi Toppin (+1000)
Obi Toppin is a former Dayton Flyers player in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin was born in Brooklyn and was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2019. In 2020, he was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. In both years he was represented in the first team All-Atlantic 10 and also won the Karl Malone award in 2020.
Toppin stands at 6 feet and 9 inches and plays the power forward position.
5. Deni Avdija (+1500)
Although he is only 19 years old, the Israeli-Serbian player has twice won the Israeli league. He has played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the positions Small Forward and Power Forward. At the age of 16 he won the league cup with his team.
Avdija was also part of Israel’s strong teams at the 2018 and 2019 FIBA U20 European Championships, where the country won the title every time. He was appointed to the All-Tournament team in both years and won the MVP in 2019 after scoring 23 points in the final against Spain with 92: 84. Avdija was born in Israel and is 6 feet and 9 inches tall.
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