4. Eric Paschall
A fan favorite of Villanova supporters, Eric Paschall won’t exactly jump off the TV screen in the pros. He’s simply a guy who can hang on both ends without hurting the team, which is an underrated attribute in a league designed to attack weaknesses.
If nothing else, Paschall is a defensive dog. He can switch quite effectively across the positional spectrum, existing against most players without trouble.
The inconsistent part of his game will likely be his 3-ball. He shot 34.8 percent on 3s last season on a robust 5.6 attempts per game, so it’s clear he’s capable of hanging on that end. That might be where the music stops though, because he’s not good enough at creating his own shot to break down defenses on his own.
In the NBA he’ll survive due to his stability. This league tries its best to exploit weaknesses, and Paschall won’t fall victim to that strategy easily.
He’s not otherworldly in any aspect, really. Paschall is a solid backup at his worst, and a fifth starter at his best.
At pick No. 42, these are niche critiques; he’s a fine player who won’t hurt you on either end. The Sixers would love him as a backup forward alongside Mike Scott, as he can play off either Butler or Harris.