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2023 NBA Draft grade: No. 25 pick Marcus Sasser, Detroit Pistons

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Grade: B-

Marcus Sasser is a fiery competitor and proven winner at the collegiate level. He’s a bonkers shot-maker too, capable of making deep pull-up 3s and frequently slicing up defenders off the dribble. He gives off strong backup guard, spark-plug scorer vibes.

That’s the role Detroit will hope he can fill with Cunningham, Ivey, and Ausar Thompson locked into the starting backcourt. Sasser is undersized at 6-foot-1 but he plays with heart and competes hard at the point of attack on defense. He will be exploited in certain matchups, but he can be a real disruptor against smaller ball-handlers.

The Pistons have a lot of frontcourt depth with no holes left in the starting five, so getting a backup guard of Sasser’s nature makes sense. He’s not the best prospect, but he’s a good bet to contribute as a late first-round pick.

From our NBA Draft Big Board:

"Marcus Sasser is a magnificent shooter with deep range — on the move, pulling up, standing still, it doesn’t really matter. He’s shifty off the bounce and has no trouble creating space to get into his jump shot. Unfortunately, he’s 6-foot-2 in shoes and will be unavoidably limited on the defensive end despite his impressive commitment to that side of the ball."