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ESPN: NBA Teams Are Trying To Trade Up To Draft This Prospect

A general view of Adam Silver standing at the podium at the 2017 NBA Draft.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The top of the NBA Draft will once again be littered with one-and-done prospects. These kids will be taken as much for what they can be as for what they are now.

One player who looks like an early lottery pick is Michigan State big man Jaren Jackson Jr. Jackson Jr. was overshadowed by teammate Miles Bridges in East Lansing but he will go before the versatile swingman in the NBA Draft later this month.

How soon will Jackson Jr. go? Mock drafts have him as a potential top-three or top-five selection.

Tonight, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said Jackson Jr. had a "monster" workout for the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have the No. 1 overall pick.

Phoenix is likely to take Arizona center Deandre Ayton at No. 1, but Wojnarowski reports that teams could get serious about trading up into the top four to get Jackson Jr.

Jackson Jr.'s stats (10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists) were modest as a freshman, but his skill set is massive.

The son of former NBA swingman Jaren Jackson, he boasts size (6-foot-11) and wingspan with elite athleticism and the ability to shoot from the perimeter.

Jackson Jr. seems like he is built for the modern NBA and it isn't too surprising that teams covet him early in the draft.