2. Ty-shon Alexander, Creighton
Ty-Shon Alexander, out of Creighton, is a projected role player like most guys in this territory since likely stars don’t exactly fall undrafted. He shot just a hair under 40 percent from 3 in his final college season, and 86 percent from the free-throw line backs that up excellently to give a strong shooter. Add in that he was in contention for the Big East Defensive Player of the Year (an award he eventually lost to Romaro Gill of Seton Hall), and that’s a fine piece of role player clay to work with, even if he’s a little undersized at 6-foot-4 to defend absolutely anyone.
But Alexander has far more potential to go beyond that than most guys in this range because he’s been excellent at taking the pull-up midrange in his career. This gives him the ability to attack close-outs consistently, to the point that I honestly considered him likely to be a first-round talent in this draft. While he wasn’t great at getting to the rim, finishing only 54.5 percent of his shots, but with undrafted guys, you can’t be too picky. As a result, I thought there was a chance that he was asking to go undrafted and sign his choice of contracts with whichever team he likes, but since he is unsigned as of this article, it seems that wasn’t the case, which is just confusing.