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1 - Andrew Jones

Texas 

  • Birthday: 12/9/97
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-4
  • Wt: 185
  • Hometown: Irving, TX
  • High School: MacArthur
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Smush Parker

Strengths: Wiry, quick 2-guard who got some experience playing on the ball as a FR at Texas ... Aggressive player who likes to pull up for long range 3 point "set" shots ... Fearless at attacking the rim in transition ... Puts pressure on opposing guards with his attacking style ... Unselfish. Looks to get others involved ... Tremendous body control to finish off plays at the rim ... Solid athlete capable of finishes at the rim when he gets an opening ... 77.5% FT shooter gives hope that he can develop into a quality perimeter shooter over time ... incorporates a floater in his game ... Does a solid job of knocking down outside shots when he gets his feet set on open looks ... Comfortable with the ball in his hands. Quality ball handler ... Solid rebounder for a guard ...

Weaknesses: Undersized 2-guard (6'4) who was forced into playing the point at Texas out of necessity ... Not especially long ... will struggle to defend either guard position at the next level ... Lacks true point guard instincts with limited vision and playmaking ability for others ... Solid 3.5/2.5 a/to ratio however his lack of PG ability was exposed against better competition in Big 12 Play ... Too careless with his entry passes ... Poor decision maker in transition ... At times, has a loose dribble which leads to turnovers ... Averaged 11.2 ppg, hit just 32.8% from 3 and 42.5% FG ... Shooting form in need of refinement. Doesn't get enough lift on his shot and lacks rhythm as he shoots a bit of a set shot. It will be difficult for him to extend his range out to NBA 3 with his current shooting form ... A solid athlete with decent speed but nothing extraordinary to overcome his lack of size at the SG position ... Defensive awareness, intensity and efficiency was below average ... Needs to add muscle and strength to his thin frame ... Was given a lot of freedom to make mistakes as a FR ... Though somewhat fearless in his offensive approach, that free wheeling style leads to a lot of questionable decisions, he is extremely streaky shooting ... While his ISO game shows some potential, he struggles to create looks for himself at this point ... Struggles with shot selection and forcing shots with defenders on him ... While unselfishness is good it is uncertain what kind of a nose he has for scoring ... Must learn better skills off the ball, staying in motion and moving off of screens to get open ...

Outlook: 2017 NBA Draft Combine Invitee ... Received unrealistic (1st round) internet hype during FR season leading to his decision to put name in NBA draft. To his credit, put out a statement that he wanted to enter the draft process in order to "learn what he needed to work on for future seasons at Texas". While he can opt to pull out of draft and return to school, the idea that "there's nothing to lose" and a poor performance in combine and workouts is easily forgotten by scouts is not so cut and dry ...

Aran Smith 5/10/17

September 25, 2015

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