In ESPN's final mock draft prior to the 2015 NBA draft, Chad Ford has pegged Aaron White heading to the Pelicans with the 56th pick of the second round. White is a 4-year player out of Iowa who averaged 16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals during his senior season.
The numbers are impressive as was an ability to show some range from the perimeter (35.6 three-point field goal percentage), but his skill level is considered below average for an NBA small forward. If Dell Demps believes he could bring more to the table than Luke Babbitt, then perhaps he has a decent chance to become the Pelicans selection.
However, I'm sticking to my guns that New Orleans will select a more physical player with a higher ceiling a la Brandon Dawson. That is, of course, if the Pelicans do not move up in the draft and keep their second round pick they acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies last season in the Quincy Pondexter trade.
Last week, Ford had Alan Williams, a power forward out of UC Santa Barbara, coming to New Orleans. It was a bit of an underwhelming selection considering Williams would make for an undersized center in the NBA. Considering the Pelicans drafted Patric Young last year, who fit the same mold, and will likely bring back Omer Asik and Jeff Withey, Williams wouldn't have added much to the 2015-16 roster.