Posts tagged "Shooting Guard"

Draft Profiles: James Young, 6’7, SG/SF, Kentucky, 215 lbs., Freshman

Draft Profiles: James Young, 6’7, SG/SF, Kentucky, 215 lbs., Freshman
Athletic Ability Athletically, Young is an above average athlete regardless of whether he plays shooting guard or small forward. While he will not blow people away with his athleticism, he has solid quickness, some surprising hops, and is an aggressive player...

Draft Profiles: Nik Stauskas, 6’6, SG, Michigan, 210 lbs., Sophomore

Draft Profiles: Nik Stauskas, 6’6, SG, Michigan, 210 lbs., Sophomore
Athletic Ability Stauskas is a below average athlete by shooting guard standards.  At this NBA level, he lacks burst and lateral quickness.  While not a great athlete, Stauskas does have some surprising hops occasionally.  The way Stauskas is able to get by with limited athleticism is through understanding the game and great size...

Draft Profiles: Gary Harris, 6’4, SG, Michigan State, 205 lbs.

Draft Profiles: Gary Harris, 6’4, SG, Michigan State, 205 lbs.
Athletic Ability Athletically, Harris is above average for a shooting guard.  While he doesn't have elite vertical, he has tremendous lateral quickness and front-line speed. He also has great anticipation which allows him to play even quicker...
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Draft Profiles: K.J. McDaniels, 6'6, SG/SF, 205 lbs., Clemson, Junior

Draft Profiles: K.J. McDaniels, 6'6, SG/SF, 205 lbs., Clemson, Junior
Athletic Ability McDaniels is one of the best athletes, if not the best athlete in the draft.  He has a freak vertical, glides all over the court, and has great lateral quickness. ...

Draft Profiles: Jordan Adams, 6’5, SG, UCLA, 210 lbs., Sophomore

Draft Profiles: Jordan Adams, 6’5, SG, UCLA, 210 lbs., Sophomore
Athletic Ability Athletically, Adams is probably a tad slower than most shooting guards.  However, he showed much better sneaky athleticism once losing weight, but he doesn't possess great foot speed or great vertical leap...

Draft Profiles: Zach LaVine, 6’5, SG, UCLA, 185 lbs., Freshman

Draft Profiles: Zach LaVine, 6’5, SG, UCLA, 185 lbs., Freshman
Athletically, LaVine is just as talented as any player in this draft and that includes Wiggins.  In fact, LaVine has a chance to be one of the best athletes in the NBA.  At 6’5, a nice wing-span, great vertical explosiveness, great north/south speed, and great lateral quickness, LaVine has all the tools to be a great player at the next level...
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Draft profiles: Sergey Karasev, 6'7, 200 lbs., SG/SF, Russia

Draft profiles: Sergey Karasev, 6'7, 200 lbs., SG/SF, Russia
Athletically, Karasev is going to have concerns at the next level.   In terms of lateral quickness and hops, Karasev isn't athletic enough to defend SGs in the NBA, nor is he big or strong enough to defend SFs.  He'll likely struggle to defend against players who can create off the dribble though at 6’7 with a decent wing-span he'll have some ability to defend smaller players with his size and positioning...

Tony snell, 6'7, 200 lbs, SG, New Mexico

Tony snell, 6'7, 200 lbs, SG, New Mexico
With his athleticism Snell seemingly glides easily around the court.  With his wing-span, straight-line speed, lateral quickness, and hops, Snell has tremendous defensive upside at the next level...

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...
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Draft profiles: Tim Hardaway Jr., 6'6, 200 lbs, SG, Michigan

Draft profiles: Tim Hardaway Jr., 6'6, 200 lbs, SG, Michigan
Tim Hardaway Jr. came to Michigan with medium expectations despite the fact that he is 6 inches taller and more athletic than his famous dad, Tim Hardaway Sr. (aka “Killer Crossover”) and surprised many folks...