NBA Comparison: Kyle Lowry/Marcus Banks
Strengths: Lightning quick lefty point guard with powerful build … Terrific athlete … Uses quick first step and shifty ball handling to penetrate into the lane … Breaks down defenders off the dribble with relative ease, more often than not looking to score. Excellent use of off (right) hand, both to handle and finish … Thrives in transition where he can utilize his speed and creativity in space. Good court vision on the break, averaging 4 assists per game for his collegiate career. Terrific strength for a PG enabling him finish at the rim, maintaining body control through contact … Elevation on jump shot is well above average. Possesses deep range, converting 2 three’s per contest at a 37% clip. Shows his best stroke off the dribble … Hits a large number or high degree of difficulty off-balance jumpers. Rebounds well for a PG averaging 4.5 per game as a Senior. Uses his wingspan to get into passing lanes and create turnovers on defense, coming up with 1.5 thefts per game last season.
Weaknesses: More of a scoring point guard than a true lead guard … Lacks a feel for the PG position and what opposing defenses are giving to him. Doesn’t run a team efficiently.. Especially poor initiation of offense in the half court set. Passing skills do not stand out in the set offense. Prone to overdribbling which leads to stagnation … Has a tendency to get out of control and drive into traffic. Must limit turnovers (3.1 as a senior) and improve decision making … To his credit, Baylor consistently faced a 2-3 zone defense last season, which was certainly inhibited his play. Despite decent shooting percentages, his mechanics are poor … He has a funky, deliberate release on his jumper with a major hitch on catch and shoot attempts and free throws. Shot selection is horrendous at times. Settles for far too many three point attempts when he should be sticking to his game and attacking. There are serious question marks surrounding his desire to play defense. Defensive intensity is not there play in play out. Needs to enhance overall basketball IQ.