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15 - Anfernee Simons

6-3, 185 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Undecided.gif Undecided HS Senior
Birthday
06/08/99 (20.4 yrs)
Hometown
Altamonte Springs, FL
High School
IMG Academy
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Monta Ellis/Joseph Young

Strengths: 6’3.5 combo guard with solid length: a 6’7 wingspan and 8’2 standing reach … Good perimeter scorer … Led the Under Armour Association in scoring with 20.4 points per game and averaged 11.6 points per game at the NBPA Top 100 … Shot 43.9% from the floor over the Under Armour Association and 43.3% at the NBPA Top 100 … Shoots very well and consistent from three off both the catch and dribble … Finished second on the Under Armour Association in 3PT% at 42.2% while making 3.3 per game … He also shot 41.7% from three at the NBPA Top 100. Has a quick release, only needs a little bit of space to get his shot off and draws fouls on three-point attempt … Good court vision and ball handling ability … Shoots well off screens, also good pick and roll ball handler … Shoots and scores well from midrange … Solid touch on floater … Reliable free throw shooter … Made all 11 free throws at the NBPA Top 100 and finished third on the Under Armour Association shooting 79.1% from the line … Quality rebounder for position. Averaged 5.5 per game over the Under Armour Association … Above average athleticism. Excellent speed with the ball and quick first step … Has defensive potential with his length and quickness … Averaged 1.3 steals per game over the Under Armour Association …

Weaknesses: Body is still a long ways from being NBA ready … Labeled as a combo guard but can improve point guard and playmaking skills … Doesn’t have a high assist count yet … Usually played off the ball but only averaged 1.3 assists per game over the Under Armour Association … Finished with 12 assists to 13 turnovers at the NBPA Top 100 … Although shot is quick, he has a bit of a low release point … Good athlete and although smooth, he’s not incredibly explosive … Lacks strength, only weighed 181 pounds at USA Basketball … Although his weaknesses can improve, he’s behind when comparing him to other draft eligible prospects …

Outlook: Measured 6’1.5" barefoot, 6’3.5" in shoes, 181 lbs,  6’7" wingspan, and 8’2" standing reach by USA Basketball in October of 2017 … Transferred from Edgewater to play his final year at IMG Academy … Eligible to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft …

Evan Tomes 12/17/17

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