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22 - De'Anthony Melton

USC 

  • Birthday: 5/28/98
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 195
  • Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
  • High School: Crespi Carmelite
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

89

2018
Mock:  38

NBA Comparison: Antonio Blakeney

Strengths: Small 2-guard with impressive physical profile and defensive potential ... Good court vision, knows how to push the ball in the open floor, quick release on his passes, able to find guys in the open floor for easy transition buckets ... Very accurate passer ... Very good rebounder for a guard (4.7 RPG), has good instincts and knows how to generate offense off of his defensive boards ... Very unselfish and a willing passer (3.5 APG) ... Eager to make the right basketball play ... Plays hard on defense, has the quickness and speed to recover in the open floor ... Has good instincts on defense, reads passing lanes well (1.9 steals), tremendous speed in the open floor and knows how to push the ball in the full court ... Not afraid to attack the rim and draw some contact ... At 6’4”, 190 pounds, he possesses good length (6’8” wingspan), allowing him to disrupt passing lanes and block shots (1.0 blocks) ... Can score in a variety of ways. Off the bounce from beyond the arc, floaters, around the rim, catch and shoot, etc ... He especially excels inside the 3-point line, shooting 51.0% ... He handles the ball really well and has a solid collection of moves, allowing him to do a variety of things on the court ... Has a good feel for the game ... Knows when to dish it, when to shoot, etc ... While excelling in up-tempo systems, he still displays the patience to make the right play ... NBA level athlete ... He has the quickness, speed, and jumping ability ... Dunks with ease ... He has a really quick first step, allowing him to beat opponents off the dribble and get into the lane ... Does a good job of making plays and once he’s in the lane ... Finishes really well around the basket and in traffic ... Not afraid of contact ... Finishes strong, frequently using two hands to throw it down ... Very alert on both ends of the floor ... Very good at getting steals when guys aren’t expecting it and seems to read offenses and defenses very well ... Does a good job of cutting to the hole, beating guys on the offensive glass for tip ins, etc ... He should be able to run the point guard position at the next level given all of his attributes but also has the potential to play off the ball as a shooting guard as well ... True combo guard capable of doing a lot of things on the floor: Score, pass, rebound, defend, etc ... His rebounding for the guard spot is probably his biggest strength as well as his active defense.

Weaknesses: While possessing the ability to score in a wide variety of ways, he wasn’t the best pure scorer in college ... Averaged a modest 8.3 points per game in 27 minutes of action per game ... He shot 28.4% from 3-point range and 70.6% from the foul line, so his shooting ability will have to get a lot more consistent if he wants to thrive in the NBA ... He is a much better scorer inside the 3-point line than beyond ... Will he be able to succeed playing this way when he has to contend with guys who are much bigger and quicker? He’ll definitely need to improve his 3-point shooting and foul shooting in order to reach his full potential ... Very right hand dominant ... Finishes almost exclusively with his right hand ... Needs to improve his finishing ability with his off hand ... Has the tendency to either force himself to finish right or go up with two hands ... The thing he needs to most focus on is becoming a more consistent shooter and also adding some bulk ... 190 pounds is pretty light for an NBA player ... Lastly, having missed his sophomore season at USC, he’s a bit of gamble in that it’s unclear how much better he has gotten since his freshman year ... If he wants to raise his draft stock, he’s going to have to really ball out in pre-draft workouts and at the combine ...

Notes: Measured 6'2 without shoes, 6'3 with shoes, 195 lbs, with a 6'8 wingspan and 8'2 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts ...

Ben Parker 4/28/18

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