Rookie Wire’s latest mock draft has Auburn's Isaac Okoro going to the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 6 overall pick. The best perimeter defender in this draft class is Auburn’s Isaac Okoro, a potential hometown hero for Atlanta who won a state title in 2019, Rookie Wire. As a freshman last season, Okoro finished second on Auburn with 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds
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When Marshall Plumlee was a freshman, he took the microphone for a behind-the-scenes video for Duke Basketball and was just such a presence we couldn’t shake it: it was impossible to dislike him. Later, when he had become an effective big man, Jahlil Okafor came along and moved ahead of him in the rotation. He didn’t complain or whine; he just worked.