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Top Undrafted Free Agents in the NBA

Hyped by on June 28, 2017

As it so happens when a player goes pro, top picks don’t always meet the high expectations.

Even if the NBA lines from major sportsbooks reflect how the odds sway when talented fresh blood comes in, we all know that only a few players end up leading their teams to a championship.

However, sometimes a few exceptional undrafted players rise to the top. With so many college and international players that got picked up in the 2017 NBA draft, this year you might see a handful of these rising stars.

Let’s take a look at three of these potential blockbusters:

Isaiah Hicks

TNT’s David Aldridge tweeted recently that the former NC forward might be headed to the Clippers.

Over the four years Hicks played for North Carolina, he averaged just around 11 points with 5.4 rebounds to his name. Though he doesn’t  rank high as a prospect, he should be an enticing addition to a team’s shooting corps.

Hicks’ spot on LA’s roster depends on what happens in the offseason. Blake Griffin goes into free agency this year and if the Clippers’ core breaks up, Hicks should find himself as a reserve in the front court.

Isaac Humphries

There are reports the former Kentucky center might be headed to the Washington Wizards.

Though Humphries played only one year in Lexington, he closed strong in his last game against North Carolina in the Elite Eight.

Now, in a league that’s hungry for long-range shooters, Humphries might find himself at a disadvantage and not too enticing for an organization.

Then again, whereas you can teach a player how to shoot, you can’t replicate someone’s height and size, especially if it’s 7'0" and 260-pounds.

Eric Mika

Reports are swimming around that the former BYU center is going down to the Miami Heat.

As a sophomore last year, Mika put up good numbers (20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in just 28.6 minutes per game). He also had a fantastic game against Gonzaga, scoring 29 points and while grabbing 11 rebounds.

Mika is not as big as many centers are, but he might mesh well with the Heat and might find a spot in its roster in the next couple of years.