NBA draft: Scouting Tyrese Haliburton and his underrated ceiling

Iowa State's Tyrese Haliburton is expected to be one of the first point guards drafted in 2020. Charlie Neibergall/AP

Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton has long been considered one of the 2020 NBA draft's safest prospects. But last week, I watched the top-10 prospect play live in Las Vegas for the first time in almost a year, and that evaluation -- plus recent film study and intel gathering -- has me wondering if praising the unconventional 20-year-old guard for his high floor alone is selling him short.

Let's take a closer look at why the 6-foot-5 Haliburton might belong among the draft's elite and could become one of the best players to come out of the 2020 class, depending on the situation he lands in.