Potential Sixers draft prospect Stephon Castle helps UConn to Final Four

While the Philadelphia 76ers have bigger things to worry about in the 2023-24 season as they toward the playoffs, there is no harm in looking ahead to the offseason and thinking of any potential pickups.

At the moment, the Sixers do own their first-round pick. While President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey could certainly think about flipping the pick for a player who can help the Sixers win right now, some players in this current NCAA Tournament can help them.

One of those players is Stephon Castle of UConn. The young guard of the Huskies did not make an impact on offense as he only had two points, but his defense on Illinois stat Terrence Shannon Jr. was fantastic in a 77-52 win to advance to the Final Four.

Shannon entered this Elite 8 matchup as the hottest player of the tournament and Castle led the charge in holding him to just eight points on 2-for-12 shooting. Castle’s calling card is on the defensive end and that will go a long way in helping any NBA team win.

It will be interesting to see what the Sixers do in June when the draft comes around. Philadelphia still has title hopes and Morey and Co. will have to figure out what the best course of action is.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire