He’s a devastating transition player who can turn turnovers into points in a hurry, and scouts saw a big jump from Lewis as a halfcourt threat between his freshman and sophomore years of college. With the Sixers expected to play a lot more pick-and-roll under Doc Rivers, Lewis is the sort of player who will absolutely eat bigs alive on switches, and he has shown promise as a catch-and-shoot player, an important trait for a guy who would be playing off of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Saddiq Bey – F, Villanova
There’s no overvaluing of “Philly guys” or local players for this author – Bey is the prototypical three-and-D player teams are looking for in today’s NBA. He shot the hell out of the ball during his sophomore year at Villanova, making 45.1 percent of his looks with clean mechanics and a pretty high volume of catch-and-shoot attempts. Like many of Jay Wright’s players, he just has the look and feel of a pro, playing under control and within scheme on both ends of the floor.