31 - Kellan Grady

6-6, 205 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Kentucky Senior
09/11/97 (24.8 yrs)
Boston, MA
High School
Northfield Mount Hermon
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Bryn Forbes

Strengths: One of the smoothest shooters and scorers in the 2022 NBA Draft Class … Streaky shooter who can be impossible to stop once he gets in his rhythm … Elite spot-up shooter who made 328 3-pointers in his five-year college career at Davidson and Kentucky … Can design plays to get him open looks on the offensive end and trust him to knock them down … Can be used as a secondary ball-handler to take pressure off the starting point guard. Injuries to TyTy Washington and Sahvir Wheeler forced him into the PG role at Kentucky, which showed how polished he was as a ball-handler and slasher … Shuffles his feet and moves well laterally on the defensive end with the size and strength to be a versatile defender who can guard 1-4 … Plays with tremendous energy offensively and is always moving off the ball to try to get an open look … Shooting numbers decreased down the stretch of his final season due to plantar fasciitis in both feet. His true shooting numbers when healthy and when he didn’t have to run the offense are more indicative of his shooting talent … Shot 45% from the perimeter in his first 27 games of the season … Despite high work rate and usage rate during the second half of the season, he still had the stamina to average over 35 minutes per game … Shot over 50% from inside the arc in all five seasons … Can be an impactful role player for many years as a 3-and-D specialist and secondary ball-handler for a competing team

Weaknesses: Only a 76% free-throw shooter in his career despite prolific shooting threat and fluid shooting motion … One of the oldest prospects in this class as a 24-year-old who will turn 25 at the beginning of his rookie season … Is capable of taking it to the rim, but often settles for outside jumpers and doesn’t get fouled at a high rate when he does attack the basket … Proved he can be a secondary ball-handler, but his extended dribbling is typically to create a shot for himself and not for others. Won’t be able to create open looks for others unless defenders overcommit to his jumper and he makes an extra pass

Notes: Finished college career 111th in all-time scoring with 2,389 points … Two-time All-Atlantic 10 First Team and Second Team member … Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year … Launched College Athletes for Respect and Equality (CARE) program to raise awareness about racial injustice and to promote and create change in equality … Lead the SEC with 42% 3-point percentage … Measured: 6’4.5” barefoot, 6’5.75” in shoes, 8’5.0” standing reach, 204.4 lbs, 6’8.0” wingspan at the 2022 NBA G-League Elite Camp …

Derek Bast 5/14/22

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