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Tracy McGrady lists two potential All-Stars in upcoming NBA draft

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The upcoming NBA draft is highlighted by several players projected to have long careers, and Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady believes at least two of them can become future All-Stars in the league.

Of course, Duke forward Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren and Auburn forward Jabari Smith Jr. are considered the front-runners to be the first pick by Orlando Magic. The class also features several other high-caliber players that can perform with the best of them.

McGrady, speaking in an interview with Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington, named Smith and Wisconsin sophomore Johnny Davis as his two future All-Stars.

I like the kid Johnny Davis. I think he has the ability to be a star in today’s game. I think Jabari Smith has the ability to be a star in today’s game. Those two really stand out to me of having that potential to be perennial All-Stars in the NBA.

Smith, who was voted a consensus All-American, averaged 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, two assists, 1.1 steals and one blocked shot on 42% shooting from 3-point range. He set the Auburn single-season freshman record for points (576) and 3-pointers (79).

Davis also earned All-American honors after averaging 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 31 games. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Year after leading the Badgers to the conference regular-season title.

While Smith is in the running to be the top pick, Davis is projected to be taken in the 6-10 range on June 23. He proved a dynamic scorer by creating for himself or working in the mid-range and had three 30-point performances to show for it.

Certainly, other players in the upcoming draft have strong chances to make a trip to the All-Star Game but Smith and Davis stand out the most to McGrady.

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