5 prospects that should be on Cavs’ 2023 NBA Draft radar

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We are entering the heart of the college basketball season and there are so many rising stars that are drawing NBA interest as we speak and could be in the spotlight come the next NBA Draft later this summer of 2023. The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t have a first-round pick at the moment, but they do have a second-round pick and that pick is where we will look to see what college star might be on the Cavs radar.

There are several positions on the team that could be bolstered. While Cleveland has a great All-Star backcourt in Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell, the team might look to strengthen this part of the team with a guard. The bigger talk of Cavaliers fans these days though is trying to find a player that is a talented shooter and can help the team on offense. The Cavs frontcourt of Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen is a solid duo but maybe their team tries to find a player in the upcoming draft that could be a good player that could come off the bench in their place next season.

Here are several candidates at the college level to keep an eye on as they could be playing for the Wine and Gold next season.

Prospect No. 1: Ricky Council IV, Arkansas, SF/SG

The guard from Arkansas is averaging almost 17 points a game this season to go with three rebounds and 2.5 assists. He stands at 6’6” and could move from a guard to a forward in the NBA. He began his college career at Wichita State but transferred this season to the Razorbacks.

This season he’s had five games of scoring more than 20 points. His shooting percentage is a solid 46 % this season. His three-point shooting is only at 38% as he’s gone 21-of-75 so far so that will need to improve as he enters the NBA.