Tyler Bey is a hyper-athletic, right-handed forward that was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 13.8 points, 9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocked shots per game as a junior in 2019-20. He didn't shoot a high volume of three-point shots but he did make 41.9% of his 31 attempts. He is a career 74% free throw shooter. The beauty in Bey's game is on the defensive end. He is a difference maker. Colorado was a whopping 7.9 points per 100 possessions better on defense with Bey on the floor. We believe he can guard positions 1 through 4. His ability to "quick-jump" makes him an excellent rebounder. He has a reported 45" max. vert. ...He draws fouls at a high rate. Bey finished third in the Pac-12 in 2019-20 boxscore plus/minus. ...Bey was the 2018-19 Pac-12 Most Improved Player. ...His weakness is his feel for the game. He had more than two turnovers for every one assist in his three seasons at Colorado. While he made some progress in that area. The progress was modest. That said, we think Bey is the kind of player to take an early swing on. He comes ready to defend. He's shown that he is improving as a shooter, and he plays above the rim as a finisher. ...Give him some time to gain muscle and get reps with NBA development coaches, and he has a chance to be a NBA starter some day. ...We think he will be drafted among the last picks of the first round. We like him better than that.
Our best advice: in 2017, the 17th pick was D.J. Wilson. We advised, "draft John Collins."