3 college games Detroit Pistons fans should watch this weekend

Anthony Edwards is a top 2020 NBA Draft prospect. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Texas Tech’s Jahmi’us Ramsey is a rising 2020 NBA Draft prospect. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) /

22 Texas Tech vs. 2 Baylor

Monday: 9 p.m. on ESPN

The Red Raiders travel to Baylor on Monday in the game of the night. Texas Tech is led by freshman guard Jahmi’us Ramsey. Ramsey is a combo guard who has been slowly climbing mock drafts from late second round all the way up to the mid-20’s in the first round. He’s averaging 15.6 points per game. Ramsey is averaging 2.3 makes on 5.2 attempts from three point, giving him an insane 43.5% 3-point percentage. Outside of last game against Oklahoma where he scored zero points, Ramsey had scored over 13 points in eight consecutive games. He has the stats of a typical sleeper where I think that many teams will pass on Ramsey leading to the Pistons possibly getting him at the end of the first round or early second round.

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For the Baylor Bears, there aren’t any players on their roster that are in any mock drafts, however they are one of the best teams in the nation. Guards Jared Butler and MaCio Teague are each scoring double-digit points, which is a big part of the reason of this year’s shock season from Baylor. Butler has the makings of the typical Wooden Award-winning guard who makes his name in March Madness. Players like Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart are examples of what I think Butler could become, a late first-round pick. What sets him apart from those Villanova guards is his age, Butler’s only a sophomore which could help his stock. If you are the best player on your team in the Final Four, you get drafted 99% of the time, I think of Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome off of Virginia as examples.

Similarly, to the Auburn-Kentucky game, this will be a closely contested game that will feature some really good basketball that us Pistons fans desperately crave. This will be another test for Ramsey against Baylor’s good defense. Last time he put up 20 points, 15 of which came from 3 on 50% shooting from downtown, he will look to have the same success this time around in Waco. Butler had a lot more success on the offensive end since the first meeting, where he’s averaged 19.5 points in his last four games. I expect a Baylor victory in a game that’s closer than expected.

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