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10 - Tyshawn Taylor

Kansas 

  • Birthday: 4/12/90
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 180
  • Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
  • High School: St. Anthony
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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

Overall

86

2012
Mock:  41

Comparison: Jerome Dyson

Strengths: Talented guard prospect coming off of a breakout season ... Great size for a point guard, standing about 6'3" in shoes … Solid, aggressive athlete ... Puts a lot of pressure on the defense by pushing the ball up the court and attacking the rim ... Very quick with the ball in his hands ... Difficult to try to stay in front of ... Because of his quickness and aggressive playing style, he gets to the free-throw line at a good rate (5.1 free-throws attempted per game in 2011-2012) ... Possesses an excellent running one-handed floater, that he uses to get a high-percentage shot attempt over shot-blockers ... Talented ball-handler ... Understands how to get the defense off-balance with fakes and hesitation moves ... A vastly improved jump shooter ... Shot over 38% from deep in his senior season, showing range well beyond the college three-point line ... Has a lot of confidence creating shots for himself off the dribble ... Is comfortable pulling-up from both mid and long-range ... Good perimeter defender ... Moves his feet well and works hard to keep his man in front of him ... Not a bad passer ... Proved he was capable of playing a good two-man game this year with Thomas Robinson ...

Weaknesses: Not a true point guard ... Doesn't have the strength or bulk that many of the more successful undersized shooting guards have ... Can be over-aggressive (especially in transition) and take a lot of ill-advised shots ... Extremely erratic in half-court situations ... "Walking turnover". Turnover-prone (averaged 3.5 turnovers per game in his senior season, and that was after he had improved as a player) … Makes a lot of decisions that senior point guards shouldn't make ... Shoots under 70% from the stripe ... To get minutes at the NBA level, he will need to play for a forgiving coach with a long leash or revamp his playing style and decision making ... Maturity question marks. Has had off court issues arise, fighting with football team, etc. Nothing that is too damaging, but nevertheless doesn't help his image/stock ...

Overall: Taylor has first-round athleticism, but lacks the steady leadership qualities that most teams look for ... His pourous dercision making makes him undraftable for a number of teams ... If a team is looking for an explosive combo guard coming off the bench, Tyshawn could be a consideration in the second round ...

Tyler Ingle 5/16/12

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