Top 5 Shooting Guards in 2014 NBA Draft

Top Shooting Guards in the 2014 NBA Draft

Gary Harris
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There are some very talented shooting guards in the 2014 NBA Draft. In fact, arguably the best player in the draft is a shooting guard, but his size would suggest he is a small forward. Regardless, the SGs in this draft have the talent to make a splash in their first year in the NBA. Let’s go ahead and look at the five best that this draft has to offer.

5. Rodney Hood, Duke

Rodney Hood
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5. Rodney Hood, Duke

Rodney Hood
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Rodney Hood was a very, very good player for Duke this year. He sometimes went under-the-radar because he played alongside Jabari Parker. Still, Hood managed to put up 16.1 points per game and made 71 threes on 42 percent shooting from behind the arc. Being 6-foot-8 is going to give him a huge advantage at the next level.

4. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina/D-League

P.J. Hairston
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4. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina/D-League

P.J. Hairston
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P.J. Hairston could easily be considered the No. 2 shooting guard in the draft, but his fallout at North Carolina probably hurt his stock. He was very productive two seasons ago, though, as he averaged 14.6 points per game, shot 39.6 percent from deep, made 89 threes and only averaged 23.6 minutes per game.

3. Gary Harris, Michigan State

Gary Harris
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3. Gary Harris, Michigan State

Gary Harris
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Some people could argue that Gary Harris is the best shooting guard in the draft. Well, if you don’t count the No. 1 player on this list as a shooting guard. Harris had a great season for Michigan State. He put up 16.7 points per game and drained 81 threes. He will likely go in the top 10 and that is saying a lot considering how talented this draft class is.

2. Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Nik Stauskas
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2. Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Nik Stauskas
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Nik Stauskas could be the best shooter in the entire draft. Add in the fact that he stands at 6-foot-6 and he could make an instant impact for any team in the NBA. Stauskas played just two seasons at Michigan and he shot right around 44 percent from behind the arc in both seasons. He also averaged 17.5 points per game and was the Big Ten Player of the Year this season.

1. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Andrew Wiggins
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1. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Andrew Wiggins
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Some people may list Andrew Wiggins as a small forward and others may list him as a shooting guard. He plays like a wing player, so I am going to say he is a shooting guard. Whether the case, he is the most talented player in the draft and likely has the highest ceiling. He stands at 6-foot-8 and can play a number of different positions. Wiggins was worth the hype this year and he will be worth the hype at the next level.

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