3 draft options for the Rockets with the 20th pick

2022 NBA Draft
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2. Bilal Coulibaly

The focus of the Metropolitans 92 team this team was Victor Wembanyama, and rightfully so, as Wemby has been dubbed the best prospect since LeBron James entered the NBA Draft in 2003. With all the focus on Wemby, his teammate Bilal Coulibaly has largely gone ignored.

There's much to like about Coulibaly, aside from his 6'7 frame. The 18-year-old posted averages of 21.9 points, 2.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks in LNB Espoirs competition.

Coulibaly's statline shows his supreme abilities on the defensive end, and he's underrated as a playmaker. In addition, Coulibaly is a bouncy athlete with great athleticism and has shown the ability to get downhill at will, not to mention his ability to finish at the rim.

Coulibaly has alot to improve upon on the offensive end, but he projects to be an immediate contributor on the defensive end, which Rockets coach Ime Udoka would certainly appreciate.