2024 NBA Mock Draft: Timberwolves grab seasoned prospect, Wizards reach for center

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15. Miami Heat - Devin Carter, Providence

The Miami Heat lack a true floor general. While Tyler Herro and Terry Rozier can initiate the offense, neither guard poses a primary playmaker. Although Providence's Devin Carter isn't a typical lead guard, he's a premier perimeter defender and an above-average playmaker on the offensive end.

At this point in the draft, the top guards are already off the board while the others would feel like a reach. Usc Trojans' Isaiah Collier is certainly an option here, but Carter just feels like a Miami pick. He's tough, has a high basketball IQ, and plays with an unmatched level of intensity.

The Friar guard's strong passion for the game showed up in the box score. Carter averaged 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game despite standing 6-foot-3. Aside from the hustle stats, Carter's shown a knack for scoring throughout his collegiate career.

Carter averaged 19.7 points while canning 2.5 triples per game this past season. He's as comfortable driving as he is spotting up from beyond the arc. The junior guard is decisive when he drives even though he doesn't possess an advanced handle.

Shooting is likely Carter's biggest swing skill. His form doesn't reaffirm optimism in his junior year percentages. The third-year guard shot 26.7 percent as a freshman and 29.9 percent as a sophomore before knocking down 37.7 percent of his 3-pointers a season ago.