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4 - Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Virginia Tech 

  • Birthday: 9/2/98
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 205
  • Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • High School: Hamilton Heights Christian
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2019
Mock:  13

NBA Comparison: Spencer Dinwiddie/Jordan Clarkson

Strengths: Offensively versatile 6’5’’, 205-pound guard … Is a sniper from long range and shoots with an excellent form and quick release … Has great awareness and a high basketball IQ … Cerebral approach ... Very good attention to detail and desire to improve ... A great decision-maker in transition … Can play PG within the rotation and is comfortable at either guard position ... Understands when to take it to the rim, pull-up for a jumper, or pass the ball to an open teammate … Shifty. Gets by opponents using fakes, despite lacking an explosive first step ... Moves without the ball. Gets open off of screens … Uses his ambidexterity to shift directions and attack the rim going left or right … Solid defensive instincts, evidenced by his 1.9 steals per game as a sophomore at Virginia Tech … Has the ability to play off of pick and roll and knock down spot-up jumpers … Averaged a fair amount of assists per game (4.0), which is very impressive for being the second ball-handling option behind Justin Robinson … Led the Hokies in scoring (16.2 ppg) this past season …

Weaknesses: Has wide shoulders, but a very slender frame … Doesn't always exhibit an alpha dog personality ... Lacks physicality ... Overall strength needs to improve in order to get shots off against bigger, tougher defenders in the NBA … Lacks an explosive first step off the dribble and struggles to score in traffic ... Must improve his ability to play through contact on both ends of the court … Does not get to the free throw line at a high rate… Not an elite athlete … A bit careless with the ball, averaged 2.9 turnovers per game this season … Plays a little upright and rigid. Lacks fluidity to an extent in his movement ... Struggled to perform in Virginia Tech's two biggest games of the season, shooting 30% and 25% from the floor against Liberty and Duke respectively ... Could work on being a more vocal leader ...

Outlook: Projected as a potential late-lottery pick … Has the look of a great complimentary player at the NBA level ... His natural scoring abilities and consistent high level of play will make an immediate impact on whatever team he is drafted to … If he adds some more muscle, he has potential to be an NBA starter ...

Notes: Measured 6-5.5 (height in shoes), 191 lbs, 6-9 wingspan, 8-5 standing reach at the 2017 Hoop Summit ... Played an important role in carrying the Hokies to the Sweet 16 … Points, rebounding, assists and field goal percentage all improved from his freshman year at Virginia Tech … Named to the All-ACC third team

Kailey Jackson 4/6/19


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