Strengths: Athletic combo guard with a scorer’s mentality … Has all the physical attributes that a team would look for in a lead guard … Very athletic … Gets off the ground very quickly … Recorded a 42" maximum vertical leap, tied for highest at the 2011 NBA Draft Combine … Stands a legit 6’3" in shoes and possesses a solid 6’5.25" wingspan… Strong, thick frame … Great penetrator … All he needs is one step on his defender to get in the paint … Uses his strength, athleticism, creativity and impressive body control to finish well when he gets to the rim … Able to absorb contact and finish after the foul … Has a dynamic arsenal of offensive moves… Certainly not polished in this area, but has a developing step-back jumper that could be a deadly move eventually… Displays good confidence (maybe over-confidence) in his shooting ability … Not hesitant to take advantage of any opportunity the defense gives him … Has shown he has NBA range on his three-point jumper and shot a respectable 36.2% from behind the arc last season… Good lateral quickness and a tough attitude defensively … Closes out on shooters well … Has a great deal of potential, as he’s only coming out as a freshman … Could end up playing on or off the ball, depending on how the team that signs him chooses to develop him…
Weaknesses: Hasn’t managed to prove that he can consistently score in any way … Outside shooting is probably his best attribute, but he even he’s still very inconsistent there and he has a poor shot-selection … Ball-handling ability is below average for someone whose ideal position is at the point … Shot a very regrettable 38% from inside the arc … Has poor passing ability, even for a combo guard … Often even fails to notice open teammates … Had an assist/turnover ratio of only 1.06 … Will struggle defending shooting guards at the next level … Dealt with suspensions and injuries during his only season at Kansas … Failed to make a very positive impression during his time there … Is a ways away from contributing in the NBA … Will be a long-term project…
Outlook: In the NBA, Selby will need to learn how to control himself on the court … Efficiency and consistency are two of the biggest glaring holes in his game, and they will likely keep him out of a rotation in the short-term … Still, he has a great amount of potential and should be considered by a team looking for upside in the late first round …
Tyler Ingle 6/7/11
Strengths: 6’3” combo guard out of Lake Clifton High Schoolin Baltimore who can handle the ball, pass, and score … His shooting touch is solid, and he’s got great body control and hang time … When finishing at the hoop, he does a good job of squaring his shoulder and getting a quality shot up … He uses hop-steps well and understands angles for getting by his defender … He can also dig in on defense, although he does gamble a bit too much … Shows the toughness that Baltimore kids are known for …
Weaknesses: For a potential PG, his game management isn’t the best … In AAU play, he didn’t run the point, which shows that he isn’t always the best option as lead guard … His skills seem a little bit more geared towards playing off-guard, which is troubling considering his size, although he does seem to have the speed, athleticism and lateral quickness to guard the point … He’ll definitely need to improve his overall game in order to be a first round pick … Does he have attitude issues, or is he highly competitive? Time will tell.
Joshua Motenko 7/30/09