The former University of Memphis center has set huge expectations for his arrival to the NBA.
With a 7-foot-6 wingspan, Wiseman has the potential to have a major defensive impact wherever he may end up. The Warriors may be able to showcase his ability to protect the rim and his blocking power immediately.
Wiseman was an AP Preseason All-American as he performed with great offensive and defensive stats. In his three appearances with Memphis, he shot 76.9% from the field, averaged three blocks per game, and put up 19.7 points per game.
The 19-year old has said he doesn’t really care about being the first spot, something the Warriors should take into consideration if they hear the noise that LaMelo Ball is gaining steam as the top overall pick.
“I just want to get better and just be a student of the game. Having real NBA vets teach you a lot about the game of basketball — being in that type of environment will make my game develop tremendously,” Wiseman told Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.
It is clear that Wiseman has great potential, but many first-round prospects have fizzled out without proper development. Maybe the Warriors defensive veterans like Klay Thompson and Draymond Green can groom Wiseman into being the next Warriors’ defensive superstar.