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2016 Liberty Ballers Community Big Board No. 10: Go To Your Home

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Jaylen Brown finds his landing spot. Who will round out the top 10?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

After a somewhat elongated wait, California shooting guard Jaylen Brown has found his landing spot at number nine. He commanded 38 percent of the votes, while Denzel Valentine received enough love from Timothe Luwawu fans to leapfrog Marquese Chriss for second place. We'll reset the field and go over who's still up for voting before we round out the top 10.

Denzel Valentine: The current favorite to lock down the No. 10 spot in the community board, Liberty Ballers writers actually ranked him as the eighth best prospect in this class. The Big 10 Player of the Year in 2016 averaged 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.2 assists and shot 46.2 percent from the field during his final year at Michigan State. Valentine does seem to be a jack of all trades, but his defense is a problem and he's already 22. Plus, where the hell do you play him?

Marquese Chriss: His stock has risen so high during the pre-draft workout process that Draft Express has him going third to the Boston Celtics. We had him ranked at 11 on our big board. Chriss can stretch the floor and goes hard to the basket, but has zero concept of playing defense. Still, upside is through the roof with this one.

Furkan Korkmaz: Teammate of Dario Saric in Turkey, Korkmaz has averaged 5.1 points in 13.2 minutes per game, but is shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc. Liberty Ballers writers ranked him 12th. His outside shooting ability and solid ball handling can remind you of Evan Fournier. Some reports say he may pull his name out of this draft.

Henry Ellenson: The 6-foot-10 19-year-old has a chance to be an impactful stretch four if he can improve his three-point shooting percentage. He's a decent college rebounder and shot blocker, but may not be athletic enough to do those type of things at the NBA level. Ellenson ranked 15th on our big board.

Jakob Poeltl: Really solid threat in the low post, but that's the exact opposite of anything the Sixers need right now. Should have a nice pro career somewhere in the NBA, however.

Skal Labissiere: The expected number one draft pick coming into this college season, he struggled to get out of the gate and never really recovered. His bread and butter seems to be his mid-range jump shot, which is so silky smooth I can't believe Calipari never let him break it out more often. Everything else is a work in progress though. Number 21 on the Liberty Ballers big board.

1. Ben Simmons - LSU
2. Brandon Ingram - Duke
3. Dragan Bender - Maccabi Tel Aviv
4. Kris Dunn - Providence
5. Jamal Murray - Kentucky
6. Buddy Hield - Oklahoma
7. Wade Baldwin IV - Vanderbilt

8. Timothe Luwawu - Mega Leks

9. Jaylen Brown - California

10. ???