Orlando Magic Daily 2022 NBA Draft Big Board 1.5: After the Madness

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Johnny Davis, Wisconsin Badgers
Johnny Davis filled up the stat sheet for Wisconsin. But his efficiency waned as the season concluded for the Badgers. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Orlando Magic 2022 NBA Draft Big Board 1.5

Other Names to watch

. SG. Badgers . Johnny Davis. 11. player. 493

NCAA Tournament (2 games): 21.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 33.3% FG%, 23.5% 3FG%

Johnny Davis did little to put criticisms from the season to rest during the tournament. He poured in a lot of points but did not do so efficiently. Davis really had a rough close to the season. Some time off to get healthy may help. But this was a poor finish for him.

529. . PF. Tigers . Tari Eason. 12. player

NCAA Tournament (1 game): 18 points, 4 rebounds, 5/9 FGs

Tari Eason was not the first option for LSU, but when he got the ball, he made things happen. The NBA will value his versatility and his energy as he gets prepared for the league. Do not be surprised if this is the player who generates a ton of buzz this offseason.

. PF. Bears . Jeremy Sochan. 13. player. 460

NCAA Tournament (2 games): 15.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 43.5% FG%

Jeremy Sochan has been gaining a lot of traction among draft experts in the last few weeks as he has shot up draft boards at least among the media. He is a solid forward who can work well around the basket and had a great showing in the NCAA Tournament where he made shots and rebounded well. That improvement in pressure games certainly raised everyone’s eyebrows.

Orlando Magic. Jaden Hardy. 14. player. 38. . SG

No update on Jaden Hardy as the G-League Ignite season finished. He is a guard with good burst and scoring ability but lacked any kind of efficiency in getting there.

Players to watch for the second-round pick

The Orlando Magic have not used their second-round picks well under Jeff Weltman. He has essentially sold them all off. A lot of that has to do with how crowded the roster is. But Orlando will again have a high second-round pick and a chance to add some first-round caliber talent.

Here are a few names to keep an eye on:

Walker Kessler, Auburn: Great shot blocker and rebounder from Auburn. He is a likely end of the first round list because of his offensive limitations and lack of mobility.

MarJon Beauchamp, G-League Ignite: None of the G-League Ignite guys really stood out. Beauchamp was solid averaging 15.1 points per game during the G-League Ignite Tour and the G-League Showcase, but struggled with his outside shooting.

Patrick Baldwin Jr., UW-Milwaukee: Before the season, Patrick Baldwin Jr. was considered a Lottery-caliber pick. He had a bad season to say the least (12.1 points per game on 34.4-percent shooting). But that talent still has to be there, right?

Nikola Jovic, Mega Mozart: This is a fairly weak class of international prospects. Nikola Jovic might be the best one, averaging 11.7 points per game in teh Adriatic League.

Trevor Keels, Duke: Trevor Keels put atogether a solid season for Duke this year and really shined in the Tournament as the team’s defensive ace.

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We will be back to update our big board as we get closer to the NBA Draft. The NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for May 17.