2. Jared Harper
It’s time for Toronto to start looking for its point guard of the future.
Kyle Lowry is not getting any younger, while Fred VanVleet may be playing his way into a contract the Raptors can’t afford down the line, especially if Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam are in position for big deals.
Jared Harper could be the perfect developmental point guard moving forward.
Harper averaged 15.3 points and 5.8 assists per game during his final collegiate season, shooting 37 percent from 3-point range. He also sported a solid 2.46 assist-to-turnover ratio.
The point guard was the fulcrum of an Auburn team that surprised many and advanced to the first Final Four in school history. Harper has a winning mentality and is willing to put in the work to make it in the pros.
There aren’t many point guards in Raptors history who have come up through the organization and become impactful players. Perhaps Harper could become the first.