|Anthony, Cole||North Carolina||6'3"||190||SG||frosh.||Anthony averaged 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game in his lone college season. He shot 34% from beyond the arc, and 75% at the free throw line. He has ability to get to the free throw line with regularity. Cole is the son of former NBA player Greg Anthony. Not surprisingly, Cole is a good defender (as his father was). …Despite ability to execute one-handed zip-passes, Cole had a shooting guard's assist-to-turnover ratio of just 1.14-to-1. Anthony missed six weeks of the season in 2019-20 with a partially torn meniscus. He returned but often showed very questionable shot selection. North Carolina struggled, going 10-12 with Anthony in the lineup. He shot over 50% FG only three times in 22 games. ...Anthony was the MVP of the McDonald's All-America game, the Jordan Brand Classic, and the Hoop Summit. He was a leader on Team USA in their Gold Medal winning performance at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship (2018). ...We expect Anthony to be selected in the middle of the first round. ...Anthony is a polarizing prospect. We saw him look like a real potential star in some games, and in others, he looked like he was forcing everything. To his defense, the 2019-20 Tar Heels, due to multiple injuries, were not filled with great individual players. Cole often was the lone scoring threat.|
Our best advice: in 2012, the 23rd pick was John Jenkins. We advised, "draft Draymond Green."
Our most sketchy advice: in 2011, the 23rd pick was Nikola Mirotic. We advised, "draft Jordan Hamilton."
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