I haven't watched a ton of college ball this year and we're not even sure who's declaring, but I'm curious what people see in this class. Here's my impression based on what little I've seen.
1. Marvin Bagley - I wasn't high on him, but he just kept getting better. His motor and his nose for the ball is impressive. Not the best touch around the hoop or at the FT line, but a powerful finisher with defensive upside.
2. Mo Bamba - reminds me of Bill Russell the way he's relaxed, doesn't waste motion or energy, stays down on pump fakes, and blocks shots in bounds. Superb instincts. He looks like the type of raw player that maybe hasn't played ball long, but I guess he grew up in PA, not sure his bg. Has a chance to be a generational defensive talent with that 7'9" wingspan, and better instincts than Gobert.
3. DeAndre Ayton - basically an Amare Stoudemire clone. Not as quick, but nice touch and 7 footers this athletic don't grow on trees. Not my cup of tea as he doesn't impact games as much as you'd like on D and his court presence didn't impress.
4. Mikal Bridges - older than the others, but this kid has seasoned well and he's NBA-ready. Strong, athletic finisher. Smooth stroke, plays hard, excellent defender, great size, length and strength. Reminds me of Pierce.
5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Love this kid's game. Excellent feel, best decision-maker I've seen. Able to take over games and score when necessary, gets teammates involved, just extremely polished and knows how to win. Pretty nice stroke, good finisher, good athlete, gonna be a good pro.
No particular order
Porter, Jr.: not impressed. Low bball IQ, poor lateral speed, doesn't excel at anything
Trae Young: too small, too slow
Doncic: role player. Mike Miller with a bit of Kukoc craftiness
Jaren Jackson:solid, strong, decent shot blocker. PJ Brown