Ranking 2024 NBA Draft prospects linked to the Milwaukee Bucks in mocks

The Bucks will have options as they scout the 2024 class.
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4. Mark Sears, PG, Alabama (The Ringer 33rd Pick)

With this draft having plenty of great big men, it does feel like the Bucks would be best going with a power forward or center in the first round, but Mark Sears would be a great pick early in the second round. He was one of the point guards we looked at the Bucks potentially taking in this draft, and The Ringer has him heading to Milwaukee with the 33rd pick.

Brook Lopez is at an age where the Bucks need to plan for without him. The backup point guard could be addressed with a veteran free agent, but Sears could be a really sneaky pick worth considering. The 22-year-old comes into the draft with four years of college experience. In the 2023-24 season, he averaged 21.5 points, four assists, four rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, with great shooting splits of .508/.436/.857.

Learning from Damian Lillard would be great for any young guard. His ability to score from all levels would be effective for any team, and he is one of the more league-ready guards in this draft class. Sears' strength is in his shooting and ability to be the ball handler in the pick-and-roll. At 5-foot-11, he may see himself targeted on switches, but he did hold his own in college and brought the intensity on the defensive end.

One key area he needs to work on is his footwork to create shots, especially off the dribble. He can occasionally be slightly careless with the ball on possessions, so his ability to reduce turnovers is another area that needs work.

If he is available at 33, Sears would be a good pick for the Bucks. He has plenty of upside and can fill the role of backup point guard. His size could be a concern to some, but with the Bucks already having a plethora of giants, he would have a wall behind him that can make up for it.