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The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29. With just over a week until the festivities begin and a new rookie class is made official, it’s time to release our annual big board. This is a ranking of the top 60 prospects on the board, with no attention paid to team fit.
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2021 NBA Draft Big Board — 60. Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall
A wacky, unique big man who may or may not be able to defend at the NBA level, Sandro Mamukelashvili has enough offensive intrigue to warrant a second-round flier. In his senior year at Seton Hall, the 6-foot-11 center averaged 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 33.6 percent from deep.
The Georgia native can do a lot of things reasonably well on offense. He can dribble up the floor, make consistent reads as a passer, and hit pull-up jumpers out to the 3-point line. He has real potential as a sort of modern, jack-of-all-trades big. That said, if he can’t defend, none of that will matter.