5. Bella Alarie, 6’4 G/F, Princeton
One way to overcome the natural predisposition the league has to not picking non-Power 5 players early is to do everything extremely well (see Jones, Jonquel for another recent example), and that’s what Alarie does. Above and beyond the NBA pedigree of dad Mark, Alarie has simply transformed her body and her game since arriving at Princeton. She’s north of 50 percent from the field, proficient (with room to grow and a free throw percentage that suggests she will) from three, and just an obscenely gifted passer. Note not only the 29.3 assist percentage, but the corresponding 8.7 turnover percentage, even among double-teams and triple-teams all season long. This is a player who can alter the destination of franchises. Get used to hearing me rave about her here. And WNBA folks know it, too.