With seven picks in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers are clearly looking to rebuild. After a dismal season that saw the 76ers finish with an overall record of 19-63, all but about three players on Philadelphia’s roster could be replaced by a talented rookie. One rookie who is expected to fall somewhere in the second round and would be a perfect fit for the rebuilding 76ers is Missouri Tigers shooting guard Jabari Brown.
Last season, Brown led the SEC in scoring by averaging nearly 20 points per game. He was automatic from behind the arc, shooting over 41 percent from three, but he could also make shots from just about anywhere on the floor, as shown by his 46 shooting percentage from the floor. Not only did he have a fantastic jump shot, but he could get to the hoop as well. His 80 percent free throw percentage shows a lot of discipline when it comes to technical abilities for a player who likes to shoot.
Brown could come in and complement the styles of Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner almost immediately, because like Turner, he’s capable of creating his own shots.
An explosive young guard like Brown would be a perfect addition to the rebuilding 76ers, especially with the young talent who will be coming in with other picks. On draft day, watch out for whatever team decides to select Brown, because he’s a talented guard with a bright future for any team in the NBA.