4 - Dalen Terry

6-7, 195 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Arizona Sophomore
07/12/02 (22 yrs)
Tempe, AZ
High School
Hillcrest Prep
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Todd Day

Strengths: Versatile wing with great length and solid agility and athleticism … Unique player who can impact games without scoring … His biggest area of improvement from freshman to sophomore year was his decision making and A/TO ratio going from just above even to nearly 3-to-1 (1.5/1.2 as freshman to 3.9/1.4 as a sophomore) … Length is slightly obscene with an 8’10 standing reach, which is bigger than a number of power forwards … His 7-foot wingspan on a legit 6-7 frame allows him to play a smothering brand of defense and gives him a lot of versatility when combined with his ability to play as a facilitator on the offense end … His length allows him to be a disruptive on ball defender … Strong finisher who had a number of impressive above the rim dunks on the break. Utilizes his great length well … Imaginative playmaker … High level passer with excellent vision to find the open man and make quick decisions and deliver the ball accurately … Moves the ball quickly and anticipates extremely well when a teammate breaks free … Really thrived in the role of finding teammates with passes on backdoor cuts with concise passes … His passing creates scoring opportunities, as well as a high level lob passer to teammates for ally oops … Solid decision maker on the break …  Jumps the passing lanes well using his long arms and anticipation and ignites the break when he gets the pilfer … Has a flare for the dramatic and does not shy away from the limelight … Improved his three point shooting to a solid 36.4%, though on a low volume (28-77) less than one make per game … Confident with the ball in his hands and loves to push the ball up the floor on the break … Excels in attacking the basket on the baseline and often catches opposing guards napping and is able to finish with a highlight dunk … Excellent rebounder for a guard at 4.8 per game … Considered a high character guy that impressed teams at the combine in his interviews …

Weaknesses: Offensive game still needs a lot of work … Obviously has a lot of potential as a combo guard that facilitates but struggles to run a team … Plays a little upright with stiff hips and lacks great fluidity in his first step … Plays better in the open floor and needs to work on becoming better facilitating the pick and roll … Must develop his scoring ability … Averaged just 6.6 ppg in two seasons in Tucson … Only averaged 8 points per game as a sophomore on Arizona’s number one seeded tourney team … His shot has improved as evidenced by his 36.4% 3 point clip but still needs work … Shot selection and decision making improved but must continue to get better … Not a good spot up shooter … Really struggles to knock down shots from the mid range … Shot has a lot of motion, and takes a long time to get it off … 68% free throw shooter over Arizona career … Inconsistent shooting motion that breaks down as he gets further away from the basket and needs refinement … Slight hitch in his shooting form. Holds the ball too long instead of releasing as soon as he goes up … Also needs to focus on staying on balance and going up without leaning into his shots … High center of gravity due to long legs seems to affect his balance at times … Footwork needs to be improved … Could use some additional weight on his thin frame … Not the most explosive leaper, but his length allows him to play more athletically … Usually finds a way to get to the basket but will need to develop a floater to become more efficient in order to combat the interior length at the next level …

Outlook: Terry projects as a late first/early second round pick who can contribute with his length, defense and play making ability as a secondary ball handler … He’s a bit of a project considering his shooting form, but has excellent upside if he gets with the right organization and continues to develop his offensive skills … Likely would have benefited from another season at Arizona, but made the decision that he was ready to turn professional …

Notes: Measured: 6’6.0” barefoot, 6’7.25” in shoes, 8’10.0” standing reach, 195.2 lbs, 7’0.75” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine … Native of Tempe, Arizona …

Aran Smith 6/19/22

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