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5 - Kyle Anderson

UCLA 

  • Birthday: 9/20/93
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: North Bergen, NJ
  • High School: St. Anthony
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Jalen Rose/Lamar Odom

Strengths: It's not every season that the NBA welcomes in a 6'9" point guard. In fact, the comparisons to Magic Johnson have already begun for this kid…Has great floor vision thanks to his height and his instincts…Thanks to his size advantage over most of his match ups, he's able to post up on smaller guards or throw entry passes right over their heads…Despite his lack of speed and acceleration (Anderson's nickname is Slow-mo), Anderson is able to get past normal-sized point guards with his long strides…Great at leading the break. FInds a lot of good looks for himself and his teammates in transition...Good outside shooter who has made massive improvements to his jump shot since his freshman year. He's shooting 50% from three this season and 50% from the field…HIs long arms make him a terror in the passing lanes at the point of attack. He's averaging 1.7 SPG…With 8.6 RPG, Anderson is perhaps the best rebounding guard in the nation…Has a 7'2" wingspan…Great at using spin moves and head fakes to make up for his lack of speed and create a shot for himself…Has the size and skill-set to play three or four positions…Has great floor vision in addition to the ability to see over the head of his defender…A very intelligent player who knows how to set up his teammates and make good, pro-caliber plays…

Weaknesses: Anderson is hampered by his lack of elite-level athleticism. He has a below-average first step and lateral quickness…May find it difficult to defend smaller players when he plays guard…Still has trouble creating a shot for himself at times…Needs to add strength to his skinny frame as he often struggles to finish through contact…Has improved as a shooter, but still struggles with his shot from time to time...

Overall: Anderson is a big, versatile intriguing prospect with great guard skills and length. When he has the ball at the top of the key, reading the defense over the head of a smaller defense, he just seems to be in control of the game. He lacks NBA-caliber athleticism and isn't always consistent with his jump shot but he's definitely a prospect that lots of teams will want to get their hands on…

Notes: Measured 6'9 (in shoes) 226 lbs, with a 7'2 wingspan at the 2011 LeBron James Skills Academy.
2012 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements: Hgt w/ shoes: 6’8.5, Hgt w/o shoes: 6’7.5, Wgt: 23W-Span: 7’2.5 Reach*: 9’0 ...

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