3 - Dylan Windler

6-7, 195 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
BelmontBruins.png Belmont Senior
09/22/96 (23.1 yrs)
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Perry Meridian
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Rasual Butler

Strengths: Mid-Major lefty swingman, Dylan Windler, has drawn some serious buzz after putting up a monster senior season, and displaying the type of long range shooting NBA teams covet … Windler’s superb stroke was displayed in many different ways … Dylan nailed 100 threes as a senior at 42.9% shooting on 7.1 attempts per contest … This type of production isn’t a new development in his game as he hit 42.9% his junior season, and 40% as a soph. He’s great at coming off screens and floating the corners to get open shots … Windler needs very little time to catch and setup for his shot, and his left handed release can sometimes catch defenders off guard … Playing in a fast paced Belmont offense many of his 3’s this season came in transition which will aid in his translation to the NBA landscape … Additionally, at 6’7.5” in shoes and sporting an 8’8.5” standing reach, he’s plenty tall  to get his shot off in the league … Windler is also an aggressive player, who not only hunts for his shot, but hustles for rebounds, and takes advantages of cutting opportunities to get shots at the rim … His 10.8 rebounds per game is a very good level for a player who spends so much time around the perimeter, and his 1.9 offensive rebounds per contest lead to 23 second chance buckets … Another plus regarding his rebounding is that he’s really good at pushing the pace after collecting a miss on the defensive end … As rebounding is one of the most translatable skills to the NBA, while Windler is not elite in terms of positional size and athletic ability, he measures out pretty well and project to at least be solid on the glass … With a 6’10” wingspan, a 2.94 second shuttle and a 37.5” max vertical, Dylan tested really well when compared to his peers … He’s not really a slasher, but  works off cuts well, and often finishes above the rim … He shot a very good 74.5% at the rim last season(hoop-math.com) and converts free throws at an 84.7% clip … A low mistake player, who only averaged 2.1 TO’s per game despite being a focal point in Belmont’s offense … Very methodical, Dylan uses spacing well, and will likely benefit from the deeper NBA three point line …

Weaknesses:  Despite being surprisingly quick and athletic, Dylan really needs to work on his strength to make the leap to the next level … At 195 pounds, he’ll likely be effected by stronger players at his position, and will struggle to match up defensively … He wasn’t much of a shot blocker in college, and will likely not be a factor in contesting shots … Windler will also turn 23 before his first NBA game, so he has a mature game while being pretty close to his prime … His ceiling doesn’t project to be that much higher than where he is now …  One on one perimeter scoring will be more difficult in the NBA, and he will likely have to rely more on running off screens, while a good ball handler, he’s not exactly a break you down or blow past you type of presence on the wing …

Overall: Equipped with a coveted NBA skill, and a track record of production … Dylan Windler has some real appeal as a bubble 1st rounder … His ceiling may not peg him as a future All-Star, but a wing with his long range skill and experience playing in a fast paced system project him as someone who could potentially be added to a team and impact the second unit right away …

Notes: Measured 6.6.25” without shoes, 6’7.5” with shoes, 195 lbs, with a 6’10’ wingspan and 8’8.5” standing reach at the June 2019 NBA Combine … All-OVC 1st Team (2018,2019) …

Dave Ray 6/1/19