22 - RJ Hunter

6-6, 185 Shooting Guard
Georgia St. Junior
10/24/93 (29.1 yrs)
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Marco Belinelli/JJ Redick

Strengths: In short, his jump shot … He’s quite possibly best pure shooter in college … He doesn’t have your prototypical release but he is fluid and smooth and shoots a high percentage from virtually anywhere on the court … He’s got range for days and doesn’t lack for confidence … There’s no shot on the court that he doesn’t like and likewise, there’s no shot on the court that he’s afraid to take … He can spot up and pull up off the dribble but he is at his best when he’s coming off of screens … He’s got good size with regards to height and length for an off guard and he’s a smart player … He’s a capable rebounder and is a decent enough defender although quicker players can cause him problems as his lateral quickness isn’t that great …  He’s a decent athlete but not an elite one … He’s a coaches son so he has a high basketball IQ …  A quiet kid who doesn’t like the spotlight but is very animated on the court and is a leader off the court according to his teammates and coaches …

Weaknesses: One of the draft’s best shooters, but really struggles to get open looks due to his lack of strength and explosiveness. Will need to have a top notch PG setting him up or he will struggle to get quality shots … He has a very wiry frame and needs to work on his strength and body before he can be a play maker at the next level … Has played in the Sun Belt his entire career so his competition hasn’t been great … He has struggled at times against better competition and defenders that are physical with him … It wasn’t until Ryan Harrow came along that he really took the next step in his development … He needs someone to get the ball in his hand as he’s not great at creating off the dribble, even against inferior competition … Floats on offense at times and can get caught ball watching on both offense and defense … His confidence can be a double edged sword as there are times that his jump shot isn’t falling yet he continues to let it fly … He needs to pick his spots more and become a more efficient player overall …

Overall: Hunter is considered a fringe first round pick and his stock is probably as high as it will ever be … He’s benefiting greatly from playing alongside Harrow and Kevin Ware … Teams can’t focus in on him and clamp down defensively because of the other two … He has begun working on using his deadly range to his advantage and get into the lane and to the free throw line … He is proficient in transition and is going to be a solid scorer in the league as long as he puts on some weight and muscle over the next few years … Having seen him in person a number of times and talked to scouts about him, he will need to become a more consistent shooter and learn to pick his spots better … He’s a volume type of guy at this point on a team that lacks a lot of scorers … He needs to learn to create his own shot and will need to become a better on ball defender … Would likely benefit from another season in college but will probably cash in on his stock as his team will likely win the Sun Belt with ease and could realistically make a run and be this year’s Cinderella team …

Notes: Measured 6’5 (in shoes) 180 lbs, with a 6’9.5 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy

Clayton Crowe 1/13/15