1 - Isaiah Collier

6-5, 210 Point Guard
USC Freshman
Birthday
10/08/04 (19.4 yrs)
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
High School
Wheeler
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
9
Quickness
8
Leadership
9
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
9
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Jeff Teague/Eric Bledsoe

Strengths: 6’5 point guard … Good size for position … Powerful build and strength level. Good body control. Plays balanced even through contact. Can bully defenders and often too physical for opposing guards … Good athlete and gets up fairly effortless. Attacks the rim with a quick first step. Handles the ball well in the half-court as well as picking up speed in transition. Speed and strength with the ball make him difficult to contain when going downhill. Instinctive off the dribble … Draws fouls at a good rate. Shot 5.5 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Good court vision, ball-handling, and passing ability. Good timing, threads the needle and makes impressive lead passes. Makes proper reads and sees plays ahead of time. Makes accurate lobs and crosscourt passing in the half-court, consistently hits open shooters when they’re open on the weakside. Best passer and pick and roll ball-handler in the class; getting to the rim, hitting the roll when appropriate (bullets, lobs, or bounce passes), or even splitting the defense. Controls the pace, stays poised and doesn’t get sped up. Doesn’t force offense and impacts the game without scoring, keeps teammates involved and engaged, not to mention makes the game easier for them. Impressively low turnover count considering his volume/usage. Averaged a 4th best 3.7 assists to 2.8 turnovers per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and led the Nike EYBL in assists with 6.5 per game to 1.9 turnovers per game in 2022 … Moves well off the ball … Jump shot has made impressive strides in the past year, showing more consistent 3PT range with a lot of arc and ball rotation. Shot 41.9% 3PT% on 3.9 3PT attempts per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Has shown a developed and reliable midrange pull-up … Finishes well at the rim and doesn’t hesitate to use his left hand. Despite his physical superiority over most defenders, he can be a crafty finisher as well … Averaged 18.4 points per game at 54.7% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Good strength, quickness, and commitment as a defender. Sticks well on the ball-handler and has a knack for clean swipes on the ball. Defends with physicality without fouling. Averaged 1.2 steals per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and 1.8 per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Alpha dog. Vocal leader. Confident and good competitor …

Weaknesses: Size is good for position, but his length isn’t great relative to size with a 6’4 wingspan … Looks for contact on drives at times rather than converting the simpler finish … His EYBL 3PT shooting was good at 41.9%, but he’s still on the streaky side. Playmaking without consistent shooting generally isn’t enough at the NBA level … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 50% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and 68.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Good athlete and can play above the rim but not top tier explosive … Isn’t real diverse scoring, his strength moving forward will be centered around his facilitating …

Outlook: USC freshman … MVP of the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game with 25 points (9-14 FG, 2-4 3PT) … Scored 11 points in the 2023 Nike Hoop Summit … 2023 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year … 2023 Naismith Player of the Year … 2023 Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year … MVP of the 2022 Curry Camp … MVP of the 2022 UA Next Elite 24 with 20 points (7-14 FG) …

Evan Tomes 8/20/23

Strengths: 6’3 point guard … Powerful build and strength level. Plays balanced even through contact. Can bully defenders … Good athlete and gets up fairly effortless. Attacks the rim with a quick first step. Speed and strength with the ball make him difficult to contain when going downhill. Instinctive off the dribble … Draws fouls at a good rate. Shot 5.5 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Good court vision, ball-handling, and passing ability. Good timing, threads the needle and makes impressive lead passes. Makes proper reads and sees plays ahead of time. Accurate lobs and crosscourt passing in the half-court. Good pick and roll ball-handler; getting to the rim, hitting the roll when appropriate (bullets, lobs, or bounce passes), or even splitting the defense. Poised and doesn’t get sped up. Doesn’t force offense and impacts the game without scoring. Impressively low turnover count considering his volume/usage. Averaged a 4th best 3.7 assists to 2.8 turnovers per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and led the Nike EYBL in assists with 6.5 per game to 1.9 turnovers per game in 2022 … Moves well off the ball … Jump shot has made impressive strides in the past year, showing consistent 3PT range with a lot of arc and ball rotation. Shot 41.9% 3PT% on 3.9 3PT attempts per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Finishes well at the rim and doesn’t hesitate to use his left hand … Averaged 18.4 points per game at 54.7% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Good strength, quickness, and commitment as a defender. Sticks well on the ball-handler and has a knack for clean swipes on the ball. Defends with physicality without fouling. Averaged 1.2 steals per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and 1.8 per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Vocal leader …

Weaknesses: Looks for contact on drives at times rather than converting the simple finish … His improved jump shooting definitely relieves concern, but he can still improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 50% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and 68.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2022. Can’t deny his 3PT shooting numbers but the sample size was small (8 games), as he missed most of the summer with a knee injury, still has a label of streaky shooter but can erase that during his senior year … Good athlete and can play above the rim but not top tier explosive … Isn’t real diverse scoring, his strength moving forward will be centered around his facilitating …

Outlook: Missed much of the 2022 summer with a knee injury … MVP of the 2022 Curry Camp … Earned MVP of the 2022 UA Next Elite 24 with 20 points (7-14 FG) …

Evan Tomes 9/10/22

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