Draft

Top undrafted free agents

Let’s look ahead to potential Vegas additions or two-way signings.

At the end of the 2018 NBA Draft, there were still a handful of interesting names available. As always.

We don’t know how the Raptors will have ranked these guys, but this exercise two years ago revealed Fred VanVleet as a potential target of the team ahead of Las Vegas Summer League and last year pointed to Kennedy Meeks, so I’m deeming it worthwhile again. The Raptors, after all, will have Summer League spots to fill, and at least one two-way contract slot could make sense for an undrafted free agent. There are some decent fliers are out there.

Here are the top names still available, based on our weighted composite top-100 rankings:

Rank Prospect Workout Position School Age Avg High Low Ranked
38 KENRICH WILLIAMS PF TCU 24 38.8 20 63 13
40 RAWLE ALKINS SG Arizona 21 39.1 20 57 14
45 TREVON DUVAL PG Duke 20 43.6 31 55 14
46 XAVIER COOKS G/F Winthrop 23 44.0 44 44 1
49 GARY CLARK PF Cincinnati 24 45.6 26 61 13
53 MALIK NEWMAN PG/SG Kansas 21 50.0 35 71 11
60 BRANDON MCCOY C UNLV 20 55.5 17 92 8
63 BONZIE COLSON PF Notre Dame 22 57.4 33 79 10
65 D.J. HOGG SF/PF Texas A&M 22 59.0 38 84 8
66 ALLONZO TRIER SG Arizona 22 59.2 39 85 10
67 KEENAN EVANS PG Texas Tech 22 59.7 33 75 10
68 TIM BOND G/F Eastern Michigan 23 60.0 57 63 2
69 MARCUS LEE 1 PF California 24 60.0 60 60 1
71 DESONTA BRADFORD G ETSU 22 62.0 62 62 1
73 JORDAN MCLAUGHLIN PG USC 22 64.0 64 64 1
74 THEO PINSON 1 PG/SG North Carolina 23 64.9 50 95 7
75 ALEKSA ILIC PF Buducnost 22 65.0 65 65 1
76 TRYGGVI HLINASON C Valencia 21 66.8 34 85 6
77 AARON EPPS C LSU 22 67.0 67 67 1
78 DARYL MACON G Arkansas 22 67.5 47 88 2
79 KEENAN SIMMONS SF SIU Edwardsville N/A 68.0 68 68 1
80 ETHAN LEE F Central Arkansas 23 69.0 69 69 1
82 YANTE MATEN PF Georgia 22 70.3 42 88 7
83 TYLER DAVIS C Texas A&M 21 70.3 51 81 3
84 KAISER GATES SF Xavier 22 70.5 44 97 2
85 AJDIN PENAVA PF Marshall 21 71.3 48 98 7
86 DONTE GRANTHAM SF Clemson 23 71.6 62 85 5
87 DAKOTA MATHIAS 1 SG Purdue 23 71.7 46 89 6
88 JAYLEN ADAMS PG St. Bonaventure 22 72.2 32 96 6
89 BRYANT CRAWFORD PG Wake Forest 21 72.7 47 87 6
90 JORDAN BARNETT SF Missouri 23 73.0 58 88 2
92 WENYEN GABRIEL 1 PF Kentucky 21 75.2 64 91 5
93 MARCUS DERRICKSON SF Georgetown 22 75.4 67 85 5
94 ISAAC HAAS C Purdue 23 75.8 55 92 6
95 ELIJAH BRYANT G BYU 23 76.0 72 80 2
96 TYLER RAWSON F Utah 23 76.0 76 76 1
97 JARED TERRELL 1 G Rhode Island 23 76.5 66 87 2
98 DORAL MOORE C Wake Forest 21 76.6 65 86 5
99 JAYLEN BARFORD SG Arkansas 22 77.2 64 92 6
100 ZACH THOMAS F Bucknell 22 77.5 74 81 2

Note: Alonzo Trier, Malik Newman, and Theo Pinson have already landed with the Knicks, Lakers, and Nets, respectively, per Shams Charania. Gary Clark has landed with the Rockets, per Chris Haynes.

And here’s a look at the list of undrafted players who the Raptors worked out in the pre-draft process. Only one (Kostas Antetokounmpo) was selected, so there are names available the team surely likes.

Rank Prospect Workout Position School Age Avg High Low Ranked
69 MARCUS LEE 1 PF California 24 60.0 60 60 1
74 THEO PINSON 1 PG/SG North Carolina 23 64.9 50 95 7
87 DAKOTA MATHIAS 1 SG Purdue 23 71.7 46 89 6
92 WENYEN GABRIEL 1 PF Kentucky 21 75.2 64 91 5
97 JARED TERRELL 1 G Rhode Island 23 76.5 66 87 2
110 MARCUS FOSTER 1 PG/SG Creighton 23 83.0 77 87 3
121 DARIUS THOMPSON 1 G Western Kentucky 23 90.0 90 90 1
124 DESI RODRIGUEZ 1 SF Seton Hall 23 92.5 88 97 2
132 ALAN HERNDON 1 F Wyoming 23 N/A 0 0 0
132 GIDDY POTTS 1 G Middle Tennessee 22 N/A 0 0 0
132 JOE CHEALEY 1 G Charleston 22 N/A 0 0 0
132 JAIRUS LYLES 1 PG UMBC 22 N/A 0 0 0
132 NANA FOULLAND 1 C Bucknell 22 N/A 0 0 0
132 JACOBI BOYKINS 1 G/F Louisiana Tech 23 N/A 0 0 0
132 CAMERON REYNOLDS 1 F Tulane 23 N/A 0 0 0
132 KASSIUS ROBERTSON 1 G Missouri 24 N/A 0 0 0
132 ANDREW ROWSEY 1 G Marquette 24 N/A 0 0 0
132 JUSTIN TILLMAN 1 F VCU 22 N/A 0 0 0
132 HAYDEN DALTON 1 F Wyoming 22 N/A 0 0 0
132 ZACH LOFTON 1 G New Mexico State 26 N/A 0 0 0

Note: Cameron Reynolds and Theo Pinson are signing with the Kings and Nets, respectively, per Shams Charania.

Will any of these wind up on the roster in Vegas or, like VanVleet, earn a spot with the main team? It’s way too early to figure. The Raptors have done well by undrafted free agents in recent years, have earned a strong reputation for player development, and have a solid situation to offer undrafted free agents. That should give them a leg up landing the players they like over the next two weeks, even if there’s not a clear path to NBA playing time just yet.

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