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Best players available heading into NBA undrafted free agency

Some key cogs to future championship squads will emerge from the NBA Draft without a team. We look at the best undrafted players at each position following the 2020 NBA Draft.

Guard Devon Dotson #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives past guard Davide Moretti #25 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first half of the college basketball game on March 07, 2020 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images

The 2020 NBA Draft is officially a wrap, but the path to find stars of the future is not yet complete. The draft will produce some of the NBA’s biggest stars of tomorrow, but don’t sleep on undrafted free agents. Fred VanVleet serves as a current inspiration to players who fail to get drafted. Over the years, we’ve seen the likes of Ben Wallace, Avery Johnson, John Starks, and plenty more have fantastic NBA careers after a disappointing draft night.

We’ve put together a look at five of the best players available at each position. Some are already signing two-way deals in short order as the 2020-2021 NBA season fast approaches, so we’ll update this as news gets confirmed. It can get wild and wooly in the world of UDFA signings. For these rankings, we’ve used ESPN’s player rankings. Analysts will differ on rankings, but most of these guys will appear across rankings for most outlets.

Point Guard

Devon Dotson, Kansas
Abdoulaye N’Doye, France
Markus Howard, Marquette
Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton
Myles Powell, Seton Hall

Shooting Guard

Nate Hinton, Houston
Karim Mane, Canada
Mason Jones, Arkansas
Trevelin Queen, New Mexico State
Trent Forrest, Florida State

Small Forward

Josh Hall, USA
Lamine Diane, CSU Northridge
Louis Olinde, German
Lamar Stevens, Penn State
Anthony Lamb, Vermont

Power Forward

Paul Eboua, Cameroon
Naji Marshall, Xavier
Kahlil Whitney, Kentucky
Borisa Simanic, Serbia
Freddie Gillespie, Baylor


Killian Tillie, Gonzaga
Nathan Knight, William & Mary
Kalen Wesson, Ohio State
Omer Yurtseven, Georgetown
Tyrique Jones, Xavier