22 - Patrick McCaw

6-6, 180 Shooting Guard
UNLV Sophomore
10/25/95 (26.1 yrs)
St. Louis, MO
High School
Montrose Christian
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Corey Brewer/Michael Carter Williams

Strengths: Has great size for a NBA shooting guard. Measured at 6’5.25 barefoot with a 6’10" wingspan … An athletic guard that has the speed and quickness to be an excellent two-way player … With his combination of size, length, quick hands and lateral quickness, Pat is a ball hawk on defense, especially on the perimeter … He does a good job of getting into a low defensive stance which allows him to be aggressive on the ball, active in passing lanes and create turnovers which leads to easy transition points … He was one of the nation’s best on ball defenders … He averaged 2.5 steals per 40 minutes … Solid assist to turnover ratio at 3.9 to 2.1 … Has the versatility to guard the 1, 2 and 3 positions … With good speed, quickness, nice handles and a good feel for the game, he excels in transition … Even though he’s not viewed as a bucket getter, Pat showed flashes in his two years at UNLV that he can score coming off screens, using runners, floaters and shooting 3s off the dribble … Shows a lightning quick first step and tremendous speed to get to the rim off the dribble … As a freshman he led the team with 57 made 3s … Has excellent shooting mechanics which will translate to the NBA level … He a very poised player and has a passion for competing and is known for hitting big shots … Has the potential to be a versatile offensive player … McCaw’s court vision, feel for the game and a natural passing ability allow him to find cutters, throw lobs and be very effective in the pick and roll situation … As a FR when fellow FR teammate Rashad Vaughn went down with a knee injury, McCaw took over the scoring burden and shot 40% from the 3-point line … He has the potential to be a knock down shooter at the next level … Shines in the clutch and wants the ball in end of game situations … In his two years at UNLV, Pat hit a number of big shots when the game was on the line, which shows his competitiveness and will to win … With his size, has the versatility to play multiple positions, PG, SG and SF … Should be an excellent player in a complimentary role …

Weaknesses: At 180 lbs, McCaw is one of the lighter players in the draft … He gets knocked off balance too easily when coming off of screens and due to his lack of muscle, struggles with the physicality of the game … Needs to focus on putting on weight and getting stronger which will help him with his mid-range game and finishing around the basket with contact … Not a good post defender … While his versatility to play multiple positions can be looked at as a positive, his lack of a natural position could be viewed as a negative … At times can be careless with the basketball due to high dribble … Can be undisciplined at times gambling for steals … Has room to grow in terms of consistency when scoring around the basket. For somebody that’s 6’7, he should work on his post game, which will allow him to post up small guards at the next level … Not a kid with a strong personality and tends to prefer to lead by example than be talkative. Should look to become more assertive and vocal … 

Overall: As a freshman McCaw played in 32 games and started the last 15 he appeared in. He averaged 9.6 pts, 3.3 rebs, 2.7 ast, 1.5 stls a game and shot 40.2% from the field, 36.8 from 3s and 71.4% from the free throw line as a freshman … This season as a sophomore, he led the team in minutes played at 33.7 per game, averaged 14.7pts, 2.5 steals, 5.1 Rebs and shot 36.6% from 3, 46.5 % from FG and 40.0% on 2 point jumpshots (according to … Overall McCaw is seen as a potential first rounder by scouts …

Notes: From St. Louis, Missouri … Attended Montrose Christian High School in Rockville, MD … Declared early and decided to sign an agent and keep his name in the 2016 NBA draft …

Pete Kaffey 5/31/16

September 2, 2013 


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