3 - Cole Anthony

6-2, 185 Point Guard
Undecided.gif Undecided Freshman
05/15/00 (19.5 yrs)
New York, NY
High School
Oak Hill Academy
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: George Hill

Strengths: 6’3 point guard … Explosive athlete. Quick in the open floor with the ball. Tremendous body control, as his body form doesn’t break in the air. Glides to the rim and finishes dunks with either hand. Knows how to translate his athleticism into game situations and in half court settings. Quick off the ground. Fearless driver and challenges anyone of size at the rim … Draws fouls at a high rate. Shot a fourth most 7.3 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and a league best 9.1 per game in 2018 … Reliable free throw shooter. Shot 87.5% FT% at the U18 Americas Championship. Shot 81.7% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 89% FT% in 2018. Shot 90.9% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 … Quick first step and beats the defense fairly easily. Natural ability to create offense. Scores well from anywhere on the floor. Can shoot off the catch or dribble. Can shoot on the move as well as stop on a dime and pull up from midrange. Good touch on floater jumping off either or both feet, as well as finishing with either hand at various angles … Averaged 14.3 points per game while shooting 50.8% FG% at the U18 Americas Championship. Averaged 16.3 points per game while shooting 46.1% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and led the EYBL in scoring in 2018 with 26.9 points per game. Finished top five in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 with 13.5 points per game in 2017. Averaged 18.2 points per game while shooting 50.8% FG% at adidas Nations in 2017 … Three-point shooting has progressed throughout his high school career. Shot 35.6% 3P% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 38.1% 3P% on 7.1 attempts per game in 2018. Shot 46.2% 3P% at adidas Nation in 2017 at 5.2 attempts per game … Good ballhandler and controls the tempo. Breaks down and knifes through the defense. Can get to the rim off the dribble and changes direction well. Changes speed and slows the game down in traffic and on drives, making reads and decisions quickly, standing out against most players his age … Good passing ability and court vision in both the half court and in transition. Draws the defense and kicks to the open man. Point guard skills have made great strides over his high school career … Averaged 4.2 assists per game at the U18 Americas Championship. Finished second on the Nike EYBL in assists in 2017 with seven per game to 1.9 turnovers per game. Finished fourth in assists at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 with 4.2 per game. Averaged 3.2 assists per game at adidas Nations in 2017 … Good rebounder for position. Averaged 7.8 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Good defender with his quickness, intensity, and competitiveness. Anticipates passes. Averaged 1.2 steals per game at the U18 Americas Championship. Led the Nike EYBL in steals in 2017 with 2.6 per game and 1.4 steals per game in 2018. Averaged 1.4 steals per game at adidas Nations in 2017 … Has improved physically over the years … Great aggression and confidence …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t have standout size and length with a 6’3.5 wingspan … Body isn’t overly strong … High-volume shooter and shot selection can improve. Has improved his shooting and overall, shoots well from outside but still has his games where he’s not connecting and continues to let if fly. Some of his poor shooting percentages over the Nike EYBL in 2018 include: 5-15 against Expressions Elite, 3-15 FG & 0-5 3P against Woodz Elite, 6-18 FG & 1-7 3P against Team Takeover, 12-33 FG & 2-14 3P against Seattle Rotary Style, 8-23 FG against BABC. Shot 6.7% 3P% (1-15) at the 2017 NBPA Top 100. Shot 41% FG% at the NBA Top 100 in 2017 … Overdribbles at times … Turnover prone. Averaged 2.7 turnovers per game at the U18 Americas Championship. Averaged 3.5 assists to a third most 3.9 turnovers per game. Finished fifth in turnovers at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 with 2.2 per game … Good defender and comes away with many steals but tends to gamble a lot … Has room to tighten up his game, as he looks to improve consistency and efficiencies. Not a bad thing that Anthony can light it up as a scorer and definitely provides lead guard traits but transitioning into a full-time point guard may be quite the adjustment as he progresses levels … Older for his class, will turn 19 at the end of his senior year …

Transferring from Archbishop Malloy to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year … 2018 All-Peach Jam: First Team with averages of 26.2 points, 37.9 3P%, 89.8 FT%, 8.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and two steals per game … 2018 Nike EYBL Most Valuable Player … Won gold at the U18 Americas Championship … Son of NBA standout point guard from the late 80’s/early 90’s Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV teams, Greg Anthony …

Evan Tomes 9/10/18

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