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Tra Holder

6-1, 180 Point Guard
ARIZONA_ST_65.GIF Arizona St. Senior
Birthday
09/27/95 (24.1 yrs)
Hometown
Los Angeles, CA
High School
Brentwood
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Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Derrick Walton

Strengths: Pretty quick defender, does a good job moving his feet. Alert on defense, switches and reads the offense and recovers well … Always gets a hand up … Improved his ability to get steals, averaging a career-high 1.3 steals per game in his senior year … Handles the ball well … Knows how to use his quickness to get to the hole … Not afraid of contact … Finishes well around the rim … Very fast in transition, has a lot of burst to get to the rim … Smooth motion at the foul line (improved his free throw shooting from 77.2% in his junior year to 83.7% in his senior year) … Four-year player at Arizona State … Very comfortable as a floor general … Knows when to look for the open big man inside … He did a really good job of scoring in college, averaging 18.2 points per game in his senior year on 36.9% shooting from 3-point range and 40.7% from the field … Has a quick release … Not afraid to take the big shot … Had a career-high 40 points vs. #15 Xavier on November 24, 2017 … Has the ability to “go off.” … He did a good job of getting better each year at ASU … He improved his rebounds per game, points per game, and field goals per game every season … His free throw percentage and 3-point percentage improved as well … His assist numbers (3.4 assists per game) aren’t an accurate reflection of his ability to facilitate … He was asked to score at ASU more than anything else …

Weaknesses: Will turn 23 in September, limiting his perceived upside … Due to his lack of size and length (6’1”, 180 pounds), Holder has difficulty scoring over taller defenders … While he does of a good job of getting into the paint, it’s sometimes hard for him to get a good shot off … His lack of size also makes him a potential defensive liability at the next level … While he is alert and quick on defense, he will need to add more muscle and strength to handle the physicality of NBA point guards … Will need to adjust his role in the NBA … He won’t be a first option in the NBA like he was at ASU … He will need to evolve into more of a pass-first complimentary kind of point guard in order to stick in the league …

Overall: Tra Holder is a talented guard … He knows how to score and keeps finding ways to improve his game … He has NBA level quickness and should be able to hang with NBA speed … If he can adjust to not being the first scoring option and overcome his lack of size, he could find a home in the NBA …

Ben Parker 6/18/18

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