Ranking the top 10 draft prospects for the Washington Wizards

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Anthony Black, Washington Wizards
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No. 1 Anthony Black

I have covered Anthony Black numerous times already, making it clear each time that I believe he is the best choice in the draft for the Washington Wizards. He is easily the most gifted passer in the draft while also standing at a towering six-foot-seven.

On top of his unreal playmaking ability, Black is also the best defender at his position in the draft. He is one of the most switchable guards available and is athletic enough to swat away shots near the rim. He is also always in the right place at the right time. His instincts on that end are unreal.

On offense, he is able to put immense pressure on the rim due to his quick first step, tight handle, and long arms. This allows him to demand defensive attention despite only having an average three-point shot. This will also cause the defense to collapse, opening up his passing game.

He has tremendous feel for the game on both ends of the ball and is the only player that perfectly matches every category that the new front office is likely looking for. This makes him the ideal candidate for the Wiz moving forward.

If the Washington Wizards were to select any of these players, they would be in a far better spot than they were before. Every last one has high potential to be great in the NBA and could fit in well with the franchise.

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