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Agbaji hopes to be NBA Draft steal like Desmond Bane

WASHINGTON -- Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji was the best player on the national championship team, he shot 40.7% from three at a high volume (6.5 3PA/g), he has a plus wingspan (6-foot-10) and recorded the fourth-highest vertical leap at this year's combine (39 inches.). All those traits suggest he should be a high pick in this year's NBA Draft.

How Desmond Bane plans to unlock a new level of Ja Morant for Memphis Grizzlies

Maybe it wasn't intentional, but Desmond Bane rattled off a list of names when discussing how to take his scoring ability to the next level. The list of players he named just so happened to make up part of two of the top backcourts in the NBA over the past eight years: Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for Portland and Klay Thomson and Stephen Curry for Golden State.
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Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores 25 in loss

Bane put up 25 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block in Friday's 110-96 loss to Golden State. Bane scored 21-plus points in back-to-back games on a combined 53.6 percent shooting from the field and 61.5 percent from deep. The second-year guard nearly doubled his points per game average from his rookie year and looks to only be getting better.
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Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Racks up 21 points in Game 5 rout

Bane accumulated 21 points (6-12 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), one rebound, two assists and one steal over 24 minutes during Wednesday's 134-95 victory over Golden State. Bane was one of three Memphis players to tie for the team lead with 21 points as the Grizzlies cruised to a 39-point win. The scoring total was Bane's highest so far in the series and marked only the second time he has finished with double-digit points. Bane came up huge for Memphis in the first round against Minnesota, averaging 23.5 points per game on 50 percent shooting. He'll likely need to come closer to that level of production moving forward if Memphis is to complete a comeback in the series against the Warriors.