Title: Draft profiles: 6 Canadians the Raptors could consider at No. 58 or undrafted
Date: June 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about six Canadians of interest in the 2020 NBA Draft, although it’s likelier they become undrafted players to track.
Canadian basketball has a bit of a streak going when it comes to the NBA Draft.
For 10 consecutive drafts, a Canadian has been selected. That peaked with a record six last June to push the total in the two-round draft era (since 1989) to 31. Canada has also continued to almost annually break the record for most non-U.S. born players in the league from any one country, peaking at 22 this season when Mychal Mulder earned a G League call-up.
Despite the steady growth of the talent pool in Canada, the draft streak is in real jeopardy in 2020. Not a single Canadian is currently mocked to be selected, and only two have flirted with top-100 lists, both of whom may wind up in the NCAA next year. That doesn’t mean there won’t be new Canadians in the NBA, or at least the G League or top international leagues, next year. There are several intriguing Canadian prospects who, were this another year, would be fighting for camp invites and roster spots at Summer League a few weeks from now. They remain worth preparing for.