Yahoo Sports NBA draft analyst Krysten Peek runs through the five players who made some surprising noise at the NBA draft combine and could be great value picks in July.
KRYSTEN PEEK: NBA teams got an up and close look at some of the NBA draft prospects this past week in Chicago at the NBA draft combine, and there were a few players that helped their draft stock during the five on five scrimmages. Let's take a look at some players that caught the eye of NBA personnel, starting with Houston guard Quentin Grimes.
Grimes was the best player on the court in the second day of scrimmages, and did it all from hitting pull up 3's in transition, making the right read off the pick and roll, and was the high scorer with 27 points in the second scrimmage on day two. Grimes went from a fringe second round pick to a lot of teams looking at him now in the mid to late first round.
Next up is Bones Hyland from VCU who was incredible in the first day of scrimmages and opted out the second day. He had 17 points and was all over the court making plays for his teammates and shutting down players on defense. Bones is another player who could get a lot of first round looks after he performed at the combine in Chicago.
There were a lot of projected second round players who opted out of the scrimmages like Luka Garza, Isaiah Todd, and BJ Boston, but Josh Christopher wasn't one of them. The Arizona State guard gets a lot of credit for not ducking any competition, and playing at the combine. He excelled getting to the lane and was great in transition, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 boards in the first scrimmage.
There were a lot of scouts pleased to see Christopher play after his injury at ASU late in the season. Texas center Jericho Sims looked more and more comfortable on the court as the combine went on and measured at 6 foot 10" and recorded a vertical leap of 44 and 1/2 inches. He did well on the pick and roll during 5 on 5, and had 18 points on day two of the scrimmages.
And finally we have Georgia Tech forward Moses Wright who did a little bit of everything on the court. He had 14 points in the first scrimmage and was one of the toughest bigs on the court all week. Wright averaged 17.4 points per game this last year and was the AP ACC Player of the Year, who could start to get a handful of second round looks after his performance at the combine. For continual coverage on the NBA draft and all NBA news, keep it right here on Yahoo Sports.