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Houston Rockets: 3 late-round possibilities in the 2021 NBA Draft

Adam Silver (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Adam Silver (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Ayo Dosunmu #11 of the Illinois Fighting Illini (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Ayo Dosunmu #11 of the Illinois Fighting Illini (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

1. Ayo Dosunmu

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Ayo Dosunmu, another name that may not jump out at you, is a junior guard out of Illinois. Dosunmu has great size at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds and has improved his scoring and 3-point shooting every year since coming into college.

Dosunmu is also a good defender with great handles who can get his own shot. Dosunmu shot 39 percent from the 3-point line as a junior and averaged over 20 points a game in the same year.

He has good court vision and can score in traffic, as seen in these highlights.

As you can see, Dosunmu has a good shooting form and tight handles, which helps him get to his spot quickly and under control.

He will need to work on consistency, as he can be a streaky player and will need to get stronger going against better competition at the NBA level. But there’s no denying that Dosunmu has the skills to be a late-round gem for the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets’ draft, of course, is centered around where they fall in the draft lottery. A top-2 pick could change the franchise and change how the Rockets draft later in the first round.

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But even if the Houston Rockets don’t get that coveted lottery pick, there is still plenty of talent in the middle and bottom of the first round.

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