Draft Prospect Outlook

STRENGTHS  

  • Savvy, strong defender who smartly leverages his size to his advantage; capable of guarding bigs and switching onto wings on the perimeter
  • Good playmaker out of the short roller; high IQ passer who can make quick, smart reads
  • Efficient scorer in and around the paint whose range should in time reliably extend to the 3-point line

WEAKNESSES

  • Made just 21 of 77 3-point attempts (27%) during three-year career at MSU, and 196 of 282 (69.5%) of free throw attempts; his smooth, fluid release suggests his shooting range should extend and improve, but those metrics aren't encouraging
  • Plays above his size, but at 6-foot-8, is physically undersized for his position; his lack of athletic explosiveness only exacerbates that concern against NBA athletes

PRO COMPARISON: Al Horford