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2 - Elfrid Payton

Louisiana Lafayette 

  • Birthday: 2/22/94
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 190
  • Hometown: Gretna, LA
  • High School: John Ehret
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

94

2014
Mock:  22

NBA Comparison: Devin Harris/Rajon Rondo

Strengths: Tall, quick and talented offensive point guard ... Deadly first step and killer crossover allow him to get to the basket seemingly at will ... At 6'3", has ideal size for a point guard ... Quick hands and great defensive instincts allow him to get a ton of steals. Has averaged 2.4 per game over the past 2 seasons ... Great in transition. Good finisher at the rim ...Very athletic, is able to play above for highlight finishes ... Good defender who shows a lot of defensive potential with his length (6'7" wingspan) and quickness (lateral speed) ... Effective pull-up jumper, though needs to add range and consistency ... Seems to raise his game against good competition, as he did at the USA U19 tryouts and with his 20 points and 7 steals against Keith Appling and Michigan State last season ... Improving court vision ... Strong rebounding point guard ... Gets to the line at a good rate (9.5 attempts per game) ... Though a junior, he's a year young for his grade giving him added intrigue ...

Weaknesses: While his jumper isn't horrible, he needs to improve his consistency and range from the outside to diversify his game ... Not a factor from behind the arc at this point ... Subpar free throw shooter for a point guard, at under 70% on the year ... Can drive to the left, but generally finishes with his right hand, no matter which side of the basket he is on. Should work on becoming an ambidextrous finisher ... Needs to put on more muscle to absorb contact in the lane ... Can play slightly out-of-control at times. Currently averaging 3.8 turnovers per game this year, although his assists have risen this season ...

Notes: Played for USA U19 team this past summer ... Named first team all-Sun Belt last season ... Appears to be the top Mid Major prospect available this season, if he declares himself eligible ...

Jacob Stallard 2/4/14

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