Phoenix Suns: Top prospect from each team in the Sweet 16

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Stanford Robinson
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Stanford Robinson /
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CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 18: Robert Williams
CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 18: Robert Williams /

West Bracket

Florida State

Senior wing Braian Angola-Rodas has played very well for the Florida State Seminoles this season. He’s averaged 12.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocks throughout the season. His 3-point shooting in the tournament has been great, in the two games he’s made 50.0 percent of his 3-point attempts, while scoring 11.5 points per game. Angol-Rodas could max out as a two-way contract play for the Phoenix Suns, but he’s more likely to be a G-League prospect that McDonough and the Suns’ front office keeps their eyes on.


Killian Tillie is a stretch big that could help stretch the floor for the Suns. Tillie had a big jump in stats coming into his sophomore season with Gonzaga.

Per Game Table
2016-17 Gonzaga 33 0 12.2 .511 .522 .478 .778 3.2 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 1.8 4.2
2017-18 Gonzaga 36 35 26.1 .580 .624 .479 .773 5.9 1.7 0.8 1.0 1.6 2.4 12.9
Career Gonzaga 69 35 19.4 .565 .600 .479 .775 4.6 1.2 0.8 0.7 1.1 2.1 8.7

Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2018.

Unlike others on this list, Tillie has had minimal impact so far in the tournament. If Gonzaga wants to continue it’s playoff push, then Tillie will need to step up. If he doesn’t then Gonzaga could see it’s exit from the tournament and his draft stock drop. The Suns’ could use a second round pick to select Tillie, however if he does get drafted there’s a strong chance he spends the majority of his rookie year with the Northern Arizona Suns (NAS).


Like Tillie before him, Moritz Wagner is a stretch big. Wagner has averaged 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks, while shooting 40.3 percent from downtown. His uneven play has given him the tournament average of 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while making 3-6 shots from behind the 3-point line. Wagner is projected as a late first round pick, according to Wagner could develop into a nice rotational big man for the Suns, if he is selected by the franchise.

Texas A&M

6-foot-10 big man Robert Williams has been a force during his college career. He’s averaged 10.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.5 blocks this season. His defense makes him an intriguing draft prospect and has him as a mid-first round pick. His defense carried over to the tournament, where he’s averaged 3.0 blocks per game. The Suns have multiple first round picks and he could help the Suns’ defense.