How good is Tristan da Silva from Colorado?

Although Colorado’s season ended with a narrow NCAA Tournament loss to Marquette, the Buffaloes have three players named in the 2024 NBA Draft.

The obvious player of the three is of course Cody Williamsa mid-lottery prospect and the brother of Oklahoma City forward Jalen Williams.

There is also KJ Simpsonwho will likely be an early second-rounder but could sneak into the first round if things go his way.

However, the focus of this piece is on combo forward Tristan da Silvaa player who ends up in the first round.

The question is where he will end up. This past season, he averaged 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists, on top of shooting 49.3% from the field and 39.5% from three.

One of the best teams in the Pac-12 last season, the Buffs had a good scoring balance between Simpson, Williams and da Silva.

His overall scoring ability was very impressive this year, but he also averaged 1.7 shares per game (0.6 blocks, 1.1 steals).

One of the main reasons he’s such an attractive piece as a prospect is that he’s 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, and still shot almost 40% from three in his junior and senior years.

In a draft with little upside, young pieces, a player like da Silva may be more attractive than in typical drafts. Plus, with the recent success of guys like Jaime Jaquez Jr. And Trayce Jackson Davisthe idea of ​​drafting upperclassmen in the first round is becoming more and more accepted (imagine hearing that phrase in the 1990s, where it was only upperclassmen in the first round).

Overall, Da Silva is the type of player who has a high floor due to his experience, but also a higher ceiling than the typical college junior due to his size and shooting ability.

Tristan da Silva is a lottery pick. Book It.

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