5 - Ryan Rollins

6-3, 180 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Toledo Sophomore
Birthday
07/03/03 (19.2 yrs)
Hometown
Macomb, MI
High School
Dakota
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Anfernee Simons/Tre Mann

Strengths: A smooth, talented ball-handler and initiator with good size and basketball instincts … One of the top mid-major players/prospects in the country and a consistent triple-double threat during his time at Toledo … Good size at the point at 6’4 … Elite court vision with the ability to see over opposing guards … Tremendous slasher who can finish through contact and drive with either hand … Good body control on the drive to avoid defenders and get to the rim … While his shooting percentages weren’t great, he has solid shooting mechanics and a decent free-throw percentage to suggest that he can make the next step and turn into a great shooter with patience at the next level … Can create space for himself and score in the post with strength and fadeaways … Sound ball-handler who can run in transition at the same speed with or without the ball … Great rebounder who can start the fast break after a rebound. Loves to get out and run … Possesses a great pull-up jumper and loves to use it to attack in the mid-range … This shot helps him in ball-screen action when the space is provided to him by the opposing big … Can win with his first step on the perimeter, post you up if he doesn’t or pull-up from the free-throw line if you stay step for step … His scoring bag is deep and effective even if it was against weaker competition … Should be able to perform immediately at the next level and could wind up as a starter … Disruptive on the defensive end with great length with long arms (6-foot-10 wingspan, 8’4.5″ standing reach)  … 36.5 inch max vertical at the NBA Draft Combine shows above average athleticism …

Weaknesses: Rollins put up great numbers in two seasons for the Toledo Rockets, but the level of competition is obviously not the same as many of the point guards in this class, and leaves questions about his translation to better competition in the NBA … Is often looking to score first when he puts the ball on the floor, so his assists numbers are not the greatest at only 3.6 per game … He does have the vision and accuracy to make any pass on the floor as long as he isn’t looking to score … Not a highly touted recruit with athleticism potentially becoming an issue as he takes a huge step from a competition standpoint … His shooting numbers weren’t great and it could be difficult to retain solid minutes if he doesn’t improve quickly in this area … Defensive effort is inconsistent and frustrating at times and still needs focus and work on this end of the floor …

Outlook: Shaping up to be one of the draft’s top sleepers as a first round talent that could slip into the early to mid second round due to so many underclassmen keeping their names in this year’s draft … Has very good pick and roll abilities giving him added intrigue in today’s NBA … His 30% 3 point percentage could scare some teams off, however his form and FT percentage 80% leads one to believe that he may be a much better shooter than his 3 point percentage would indicate …

Notes: Measured: 6’2.0” barefoot, 6’3.25” in shoes, 8’4.5” standing reach, 179.2 lbs, 6’9.75” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine … Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America Team and First-Team All-MAC … MAC Freshman of the Year and All-MAC Honorable Mention as a freshman … Averaged over 25 points in high school earning First-Team All-State …

Derek Bast 6/2/22

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