NBA Mock Draft: Ranking top 15 realistic prospects for the Miami Heat

NBA Draft prospect Jordan Hawkins (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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NBA Draft prospect Jalen Hood-Schifino (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports) /

7. Jalen Hood-Schifino, G, Indiana

If the Miami Heat is looking for a combo guard who could help as a secondary playmaker, Jalen Hood-Schifino could make some sense. He has a great build for a combo guard at 6-foot-6 and is coming off a freshman season in which he averaged 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game on 42 percent shooting from the field and 33 percent shooting from 3-point range.

For a team that has some unanswered issues at the point guard position, Hood-Schifino would be an interesting addition. I’m not sold on the fact that he would be able to play a meaningful role for the team right away, but he has great potential for a player that is likely going to be taken late in the first round.

You could easily see Hood-Schifino playing next to the likes of Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler in the backcourt for the Heat. He could be a point guard without being a natural at the position. Perhaps the Heat sees Hood-Schifino in the same light that they saw Justise Winslow? It’s not that outlandish of a comparison when it comes to their respective skill sets coming out of college.