5 - Chasson Randle

6-2, 180 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Stanford Senior
02/05/93 (27.9 yrs)
Rock Island, IL
High School
Rock Island
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Toney Douglas

Strengths: Dynamic scoring guard.  Always looking to fill up the basket … Can score both at the rim and on the perimeter … Good ballhandler, able to get past defenders and create space for outside jumpers … Solid outside shot.  Connected on 36% of his three-pointers as a senior, a number which was higher in previous years before he started taking a higher volume of shots and before defenses started keying in on him more as Stanford’s #1 option … Aggressive player who looks to draw contact inside.  Averaged over 6 free throws per game as a senior, in addition to creating several and-1 opportunities, evidence of his ability to finish through contact … Has great length (6’7") and quickness (second-fastest shuttle run time at the combine), giving him great potential as a defender despite his lack of height or strength … Very good free throw shooter (88% as a senior on a high volume of free throws) … Uses his length, quickness, and anticipation to disrupt passing lanes and create steals.  Averaged 1.4 steals per game last season … Though his skill set is more that of a shooting guard, he’s a combo guard at the college level so he’s coming in to the NBA with some point guard skills.  He can certainly bring the ball up the floor, and his assist-to-turnover rate rose from under 1 as a junior to 1.5 as a senior…Great at pushing the ball and scoring in transition … Good pick-and-roll ball handler.  Creates a lot of his looks out of the pick-and-roll…Fairly good form on his jumpshot … Effective shooter on both the catch-and-shoot and the pull-up jumper … Raised his game in the postseason last year.  Averaged 23.6 PPG on 47% shooting, a dramatic improvement from his 19.6 PPG and 40% FG shooting during the regular season … 4-year-guy who was team captain as a senior and valedictorian of his senior class.  Should come in as a mature and hard-working rookie …

Weaknesses: Randle is labeled as a "combo guard", but he’s really more of a shooting guard in a point guard’s body … He can score in bunches against college defenders, but against NBA size and speed, his scoring ability will be limited severely … Though his passing and creating improved last year, as his turnovers decreased, he still does not have the skills of a true NBA point guard …Very slight frame … His ability to finish through contact will also be mitigated as he faces NBA strength, and stronger defenders will be able to bully him on the perimeter … Shows potential as a defender, but he doesn’t seem to have the mentality or the technique to really excel on defense, especially against big NBA guards …
Notes: Measured 6’1.5 (in shoes) 172 lbs, with a 6’5 wingspan at the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy … Measured 6’1.5 (in shoes) 180 lbs, with a 6’6 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Guard Skills Academy … Named First Team All-Pac 12 … Nominee for NCAA Senior Class Award, given to a player excelling both on the court, in the classroom, and in the community…
Overall: Randle is a great college player, but he may not be nearly as effective in the pros due to his lack of size and strength.  He’s quick and he plays bigger due to his solid wingspan, but it may not be enough to keep him from getting overpowered.  He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and should be willing to put in the work, but his draft prospects range from the second round to going undrafted.

Jacob Stallard 6/17/15

June 24, 2015