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Notable NBA Draft prospect compares himself to Sixers guard

During draft season, player comparisons are very important in the NBA. As the matchup goes, one prospect recently connected with a current Philadelphia 76ers guard.

Devin Carter is a 6-foot-3 guard who was drafted after his junior season at Providence. He had a great year, posting averages of 19.7 points per game and 3.6 points per game while shooting 37.7% from beyond the arc. In most mock drafts, Carter comes off the board midway through the first round.

Heading into the NBA, Carter has many of the same measurements that De’Anthony Melton had when he was at the combine. They were both 6-foot-3 and had a wingspan of 6-foot-8.

Since joining the Sixers in 2023, Melton has been a key contributor for the Sixers. His effective two-way play has made him a good complement to James Harden and Tyrese Maxey in the backcourt. Melton was among the best players in the Sixers’ rotation, but injuries plagued him this year. He only played in 38 games, averaging 11.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 3.0 APG in that time.

If Carter can be like Melton, he will have a chance to stay in the NBA. His frame and skills could even put him on the Sixers’ radar. While reports suggest they will likely trade the pick on him, Philadelphia is slated to take the No. 16 overall pick. Should they decide to keep the pick, Carter is a prospect that could make sense for them.

As for Melton, the Sixers have a decision to make on him as well. This offseason, the veteran guard will become an unrestricted free agent. Despite his injury-plagued season, Melton still likely has decent market form for him.

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