Posts tagged "point guard"

Draft Profiles: Elfrid Payton, 6’4, PG, Louisiana Lafayette, 185 lbs., Freshman

Draft Profiles: Elfrid Payton, 6’4, PG, Louisiana Lafayette, 185 lbs., Freshman
Athletic Ability Athletically, Payton is one of the top players in this draft and the best athlete focused who plays exclusively as a point guard position (I am excluding LaVine because he is a combo guard).   The thing I like the most about Payton is his elite speed which usually translates to the NBA.  Along with elite speed, at near 6’4, his rangy strides get him up the court faster than usual as well.  Payton also possesses elite anticipation, quick hands, elite lateral quickness, and above average hops...

Draft Profiles: Tyler Ennis, 6’3, PG, Syracuse, 180 lbs., Freshman

Draft Profiles: Tyler Ennis, 6’3, PG, Syracuse, 180 lbs., Freshman
Athletic Ability Athletically, Ennis is about average, just like the rest of his game. While not great, he possesses solid athleticism across the board in terms of lateral quickness, jumping ability, and front-line speed...

Draft Profiles: Shabazz Napier, 6’1, PG, UConn, 200 lbs., Senior

Draft Profiles: Shabazz Napier, 6’1, PG, UConn, 200 lbs., Senior
Athletic Ability While not an elite athlete as a point guard, Napier is quick, shifty, has good lateral quickness, and good straight line speed.  He has quick hands, anticipates well, and surprised some with his vertical ability at the combine.   That said, he's not an explosive run/dunk athlete...
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Draft profiles: Ricky Ledo, 6'6, 195 lbs, SG/PG, High School

Draft profiles: Ricky Ledo, 6'6, 195 lbs, SG/PG, High School
Ledo is one of the most intriguing talents in the draft.  Ledo has great handles, good, fluid athlete, shooter (albeit streaky), and has defensive potential.  The concern is can Ledo overcome maturity concerns after not playing in a year and not playing college basketball or overseas...

Draft profiles: Erick Green, 6'4, 180 lbs, PG, Virginia Tech

Draft profiles: Erick Green, 6'4, 180 lbs, PG, Virginia Tech
Athletically, Green won't knock your socks-off at the point-guard position, but he is not some stiff.  Green has great front-line speed, but lacks elite lateral quickness and vertical.  However, Green has a nice wing-span at 6’7, and can glide over the court. ...

Draft profiles: Tyshawn Taylor, 6'4, 180 lbs, PG, Kansas, Senior

Draft profiles: Tyshawn Taylor, 6'4, 180 lbs, PG, Kansas, Senior
Tyshawn Tyalor's a tantalizing point guard prospect that spent four years at Kansas due to immaturity in his game on and off the court.   Taylor has the size/speed to be a very valuable point guard at the next level, but can he maximize it?  He also has the ability to be a combo guard in spurts...
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Draft profiles: Marquis Teague, 6'2, 185 lbs, PG, Kentucky

Draft profiles: Marquis Teague, 6'2, 185 lbs, PG, Kentucky
Teague's a very fast point guard coming out after his freshman year at Kentucky.  Considering the hype coming into a Kentucky that won the championship, he did merely okay for a loaded team.  While being their only ball-handler, Teague shows nice flashes of speed in the open court, but also limitations when his shot is not falling or he struggled to get to the rack...

Darius Morris draft profile

Darius Morris (Michigan)6’5, PG, 190 lbs. Ultra-skilled point guard that blossomed this year for Michigan, Darius Morris was one of the leading assist men in the nation at 6.7 per game and did so at 6’5.   Offensively, Darius Morris played for a Michigan team that used a spread offense.  Usually, the offense would consist... Read more »

Reggie Jackson draft profile

Reggie Jackson (Boston College)6’3, 205 lbs., PG     Coming out of nowhere with ablistering season for Boston College, Reggie Jackson, in terms of athletic ability and skill, is a top 15 player.  Normally a player of his talent would see his draft stock increase as the process furthered, but his stock is declining due to... Read more »
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Josh Selby draft profile

Josh Selby (Kansas)6’3, 195 lbs., SG/PG Coming out of high school hyped as one of the top three prep players, Selby, a phenomenal athlete, entered college with a reputation as an explosive scorer.  His college career started rocky amid concerns over eligibility, and he struggled to find a consistent role. Offensively, Josh is the ultimate... Read more »