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Warriors 2020 Draft Pick Tournament, Round 1 Final Results, Round 2 Upcoming
We scouted, you routed. Wait, that makes no sense.
We just wrapped up the first round of a Tournament to choose the Warriors 2020 Draft Pick and we’ll continue the second round in a couple of days. We presented scouting reports, and you voted. For details on how these prospects were selected and seeded, see the master tournament post.
First Round Results
I listed the final weighted vote percentages (LGW comment votes = 10 Twitter votes), but also put a * next to the winner of the LGW comment vote
1. Anthony Edwards* vs 16. Tyrell Terry (85.6% - 14.4%). Some question marks for Edwards for the voters, but more for Terry.
2. LaMelo Ball* vs 15. R.J. Hampton (72.2% - 27.8%). There’s not exactly a huge groundswell of support for Hampton, so this is more of a public no-confidence vote in LaMelo. I think LaMelo is ripe for a second round upset.
3. Killian Hayes* vs 14. Kira Lewis Jr. (79.6% - 20.4%) The lowest voting round. People didn’t have strong feelings either way about these two, and Hayes may also be upset next round.
4. Obi Toppin vs 13. Saddiq Bey* (56.9% - 43.1%). Twitter for Obi, but massive support for Bey at LGW made this a close one.
5. James Wiseman vs 12. Aaron Nesmith*. (67.2% - 32.8%) Massive LGW support for Nesmith cannot overcome Twitter support for Wiseman.
6. Onyeka Okongwu* vs 11. Cole Anthony. (81.8% - 18.2%).
7. Isaac Okoro vs 10. Devin Vassell*. (39.2% - 60.8%). Our first upset!!
8. Tyrese Haliburton* vs 9. Deni Avdija (71.9% - 28.1%). A close vote on Twitter, a landslide for Haliburton on LGW.
My personal ballot goes:
Edwards, reluctantly, over Terry
LaMelo, very reluctantly, over Hampton
Hayes, lukewarm, over Lewis
Toppin over Bey
Nesmith over Wiseman
Okongwu over Anthony
Vassell over Okoro
Haliburton over Avdija
Second Round Matchups
I can definitely imagine some upsets are coming…
1. Anthony Edwards vs 8. Tyrese Haliburton
2. LaMelo Ball vs 10. Devin Vassell
3. Killian Hayes vs 6. Onyeka Okongwu
4. Obi Toppin vs 5. James Wiseman
Next round starts in a couple of days! See you soon…