See where Sports Illustrated has Will Richardson in latest Big Board

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The NFL draft is in the books, and now fans of the Oregon Ducks can turn their attention to June’s NBA draft, which could feature another Dana Altman-coached player getting selected.

While Will Richardson is almost certainly not going to garner the attention of a Payton Pritchard or Chris Duarte, he does possess elite outside shooting, decision making, and playmaking skills for a point guard – and he’s 6’5 to boot.

Still, Richardson’s advanced age and inconsistency last year make him a somewhat risky NBA prospect, and the latest reports from draft experts mostly don’t have him as a likely second round selection.

Jeremy Woo at Sports Illustrated – one of the hardest working and most plugged in draft analysts out there – just released his latest big board, a ranking of 100 draft prospects ahead of the 2022 draft.

Richardson comes in at No. 77 on the most updated list, well outside the range of selected players (this year’s draft has 58 selections).

While there are plenty of routes into the NBA that do not involve getting drafted, it certainly helps to hear your name called during the festivities.

Richardson’s spot on the list is near many other high profile players from the west coast, with San Francisco’s Jamaree Bouyea coming in one spot earlier at No. 76, while USC’s Isaiah Mobley (80) UCLA’s Johnny Juzang (81) and Gonzaga’s Drew Timme (86) all come in close behind.

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