5. Terence Davis
Drafting for need is a fool’s errand, especially when the selection falls at No. 59. Nevertheless, the Raptors will have a likely need to build some shooting guard depth this offseason, so a shooting guard wouldn’t be a bad pick — especially if Terence Davis falls to them.
Davis was a solid four-year player for the Ole Miss Rebels who projects as a 3-and-D type in the pros. During his senior season, he averaged 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, shooting 37.1 percent from 3-point range. Davis also averaged 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game, both collegiate highs for the guard.
Davis turned some heads at the combine, an event he only got an invite to after the G League Showcase — talk about cool under pressure. He scored a combined 30 points in two scrimmages and also measured well, especially his hands.
For anyone who thinks hand size is an overrated attribute for an NBA player, ask Kawhi Leonard how his hands are working out for him.
Davis is projected to go around the last 10 picks of the NBA Draft, but his combine performance has spiked his stock. The Raptors may have to move up to land the Ole Miss shooting guard.