NBA Comparison: Doron Lamb
Strengths: Led the NCAA in scoring as a sophomore, was a prolific shooter both off the dribble and in spot-up situations … Also led the nation in made three point shots, with 4 made three pointers per game, was 128-297 (43.1%) 3PT in 2015 … Improved his two-point percentage greatly his junior year as well, while also being an 84.7% FT shooter on a nice volume. Moves very well when playing off the ball, with a very quick lefty release … Works great off screens and often is able to find the necessary space to get off his shot … Great at knocking down catch-and-shoot threes … Drew fouls at a very high rate, even drew occasional fouls when attempting three pointers … Quick, shifty player that would knife his way into the paint … Has top flight ball handling ability, often was able to split double teams off the dribble … Finished well around the rim with both hands … Looks for and initiates contact when in the paint … A better playmaker than he receives credit for … A very good passer out of the pick and roll and off of screens … Gives a decent effort when battling on the boards … Would find a way to snatch a rebound away from a bigger player at times … Was solid in isolation defense … Uses his hands well to disrupt his opponents … Decent lateral quickness, definitely gives a good effort on defense … Relied upon to play huge minutes these past two seasons, a lot of experience and was expected to be an incredibly high usage player … Did not have as many turnovers as one might expect for a player as relied upon as he was
Weaknesses: Harvey lacks the typical level of athleticism one expects in a high level NBA guard … Should hope to add strength to fight through screens, really lacks ideal size at this point in time to gain many minutes … Does not have the size to regularly play shooting guard and does not have the athleticism and point guard skills to play that position … Often attempted too many quick, contested jump shots from behind the arc, though may have been part of his huge role for EWU … Had problems getting his shot off against taller, longer defenders … Dropped percentage when defenders covered him tightly … A score first guard at this point in his career, will need to get used to playing more off of the ball … Picks up his dribble too often when he’s being pressured … Not always a very accurate passer … Hard time staying with opposing players on dribble drives … Does not offer much pressure when on the ball … Prone to commit lazy fouls, sometimes resulting in some bad and-ones around the hoop … Sags too far off the player he is guarding in both on and off ball situations … Can suffer from mental lapses on the defensive end, lose focus of his assignment … Really over pursues shooters, which can lead to him falling back on his heels and giving them room
Notes: First Team All-Big Sky Conference in both 2013-14 and 2014-15 … Second Team NABC All-District 6 (2013-14) … 2015 Lou Henson (Mid-Major) All-American … Named 2015 Academic All-American 1st Team and was an Honorable Mention AP All-American … Led the NCAA in scoring as a junior, with 738 points (23.1 ppg), with 3.6 rpg and 2.6 apg … Finished his career 1,564 points (18.6 ppg) while shooting 46.3% FG, 84.7% FT and 43.2% 3PT … Led Eastern Washington to their first NCAA appearance since 2004, scoring 27 points in a 2nd round loss to Georgetown … Measured in at 6’2.75" without shoes, 6’4" with shoes, a 6’5.5" wingspan and 8’2.5" standing reach at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine … Weighed in at just 181 lbs at the Combine
Overall: Once Harvey figures out what role he will play, he can prosper in the league. While he may be considered a tweener, his ability to play on and off the ball will be very much coveted at the next level. He also has elite shooting ability and can catch fire quickly. Has a chance to be a shooting specialist if he is groomed properly.
Brandon Jefferson 6/28/2015