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Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: SG Davon Reed, Miami

Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: SG Davon Reed, Miami

The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...

Name: Davon Reed
School: Miami
Position: Shooting guard
Age: 22
Height: 6-6
Weight: 208
2016/17 stats: 14.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.5 bpg, 43.3 FG%, 39.7 3PT% (2.4 3P/6.0 3PA), 83.3 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 53rd, NBADraft.net N/A

5 things to know:

*Reed improved as a scorer throughout his four years with the Canes. By his senior year he averaged 14.9 points. His 43.3 field goal percentage wasn't very efficient, but he shot 46.9 percent as a junior and 47 percent as a sophomore.

*He had mixed results at the NBA Combine. He measured in at 6-foot-4 1/2 without shoes, but then recorded a 7-foot wingspan. His 36-inch vertical is pretty average for a shooting guard, but he has the length NBA teams covet.

*Though Reed isn't a high-volume scorer, he does have an outside shot. He made 39.7 percent of his threes on six attempts as a senior. As a sophomore, he shot 45.7 percent on 2.7 attempts per game. NBA teams will take a close look at his mechanics, but it's possible he turns into a three-point threat at the professional level.

*Defense is a strength of Reed's. He was an All-ACC Defensive Team selection in 2017 and averaged 1.3 steals per game as a senior.

*Reed was an accomplished student at Miami. He was on the President's List for having a 4.0 GPA or better in his last semester and made the Dean's List (3.5+ GPA) three times.

Fit with Wizards: The Wizards could use a player like Reed behind Bradley Beal. Reed projects as a 3-and-D shooting guard who could contribute early in his career. The question is how high his ceiling is and how much they value potential based on athleticism. If they did pick Reed, though would pair him with his former college teammate Sheldon Mac.

RELATED: What type of career can we expect from pick No. 52?

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Tyler Dorsey, SG, Orgeon

Josh Hart, SG, Villanova

Monte Morris, PG, Iowa State

P.J. Dozier, PG/SG South Carolina

Dwayne Bacon, SF, Florida State

Cameron Oliver, PF, Nevada

Wesley Iwundu, SG, Kansas State

Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson

Kobi Simmons, PG, Arizona

Devin Robinson, PF, Florida

Vlatko Cancar, SF, Slovenia

Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Gonzaga

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Bradley Beal welcomes fellow St. Louis-native Jayson Tatum to NBA, Wizards-Celtics rivalry

Bradley Beal welcomes fellow St. Louis-native Jayson Tatum to NBA, Wizards-Celtics rivalry

Bradley Beal loves representing his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., so on Thursday night when fellow St. Louis-native Jayson Tatum was picked third overall in the NBA Draft, he had to send a shoutout via Twitter. Unfortunately for Beal, however, Tatum got picked by the Boston Celtics, a team his Wizards have a budding rivalry with.

Here is what Beal tweeted:

Those Celtics also happened to knock the Wizards out of the playoffs by beating them in seven games in the second round. Beal added another tweet to suggest he still isn't over it:

Sounds like Beal has some serious mixed feelings.

[RELATED: D.C. native Markelle Fultz picked No. 1 in 2017 NBA Draft by Sixers]

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Speedy De'Aaron Fox says he'll model game after John Wall in the playoffs

Speedy De'Aaron Fox says he'll model game after John Wall in the playoffs

Just moments after being drafted No. 5 by the Sacramento Kings, De'Aaron Fox stepped off the stage and into an interview with ESPN

He spoke about his family and his gratitude to have made it to the NBA level, but as soon as the opportunity arose, Fox brought up his Kentucky predecessor John Wall.

A lot of the comparisons are to John Wall, and you saw how he was competing and how he was playing in the playoffs. So if I'm able to use my speed the way he was, then speed kills. And you can't really teach it.

The question was how Fox expects his speed to translate on an NBA level.

It's a conversation that Wall – also a Kentucky point guard who declared for the draft after only one year – had a lot during the draft process as well. 

As Wizards fans can attest, Wall's quickness has set him apart even in a league full of fast, athletic players.

Those wheels helped propel Washington through to the second round of the NBA playoffs this past season. They also helped land Wall the first All-NBA selection of his career. 

Prior to this year's draft, the Wizards star predicted that Fox – not Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball – would have the most successful NBA career of all the point guards in the draft. 

If Fox can live up to the hype, he may prove Wall right. 

MORE WIZARDS: D.C. native Fultz picked No. 1 in 2017 NBA Draft by Sixers