Mar 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Creighton Bluejays center Justin Patton (23) directs his teammate in front of Villanova Wildcats forward Eric Paschall (4) during the first half of the Big East Conference Tournament final game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

10. Justin Patton, Creighton Bluejays

  • Position: Center
  • Age: 19 (06/14/1997)
  • Height, Weight: 6’11.0″, 215 pounds
  • 2016-17 Slash Line: .694/.571/.512
  • 2016-17 Averages: 25.4 MPG, 13.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.4 BPG, 1.2 APG, 0.9 SPG

Justin Patton came out of nowhere and shot up draft boards as a freshman after sitting out last season as a redshirt. He’s one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft, and it’s not just because he plays for a mid-major school.

Patton is dominating on both ends of the floor this season.

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He’s shooting an absurd 69.4 percent from the field, and he’s made more than half of the few three point shots he’s taken (8 for 14).

Patton has also shown some serious potential on the defensive end. The 19-year-old is third in the Big East in block percentage and averages 1.4 blocks per game.


If he can improve his perimeter game and put on some muscle, then Justin Patton has the chance to be one of the best players to come out of this strong draft class.