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10 - Tyshawn Taylor

6-3, 180 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Kansas Senior
Birthday
04/12/90 (29.6 yrs)
Hometown
Jersey City, NJ
High School
St. Anthony
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
6
Intangibles
6

Comparison: Jerome Dyson

Strengths: Talented guard prospect coming off of a breakout season … Great size for a point guard, standing about 6’3" in shoes … Solid, aggressive athlete … Puts a lot of pressure on the defense by pushing the ball up the court and attacking the rim … Very quick with the ball in his hands … Difficult to try to stay in front of … Because of his quickness and aggressive playing style, he gets to the free-throw line at a good rate (5.1 free-throws attempted per game in 2011-2012) … Possesses an excellent running one-handed floater, that he uses to get a high-percentage shot attempt over shot-blockers … Talented ball-handler … Understands how to get the defense off-balance with fakes and hesitation moves … A vastly improved jump shooter … Shot over 38% from deep in his senior season, showing range well beyond the college three-point line … Has a lot of confidence creating shots for himself off the dribble … Is comfortable pulling-up from both mid and long-range … Good perimeter defender … Moves his feet well and works hard to keep his man in front of him … Not a bad passer … Proved he was capable of playing a good two-man game this year with Thomas Robinson …

Weaknesses: Not a true point guard … Doesn’t have the strength or bulk that many of the more successful undersized shooting guards have … Can be over-aggressive (especially in transition) and take a lot of ill-advised shots … Extremely erratic in half-court situations … "Walking turnover". Turnover-prone (averaged 3.5 turnovers per game in his senior season, and that was after he had improved as a player) … Makes a lot of decisions that senior point guards shouldn’t make … Shoots under 70% from the stripe … To get minutes at the NBA level, he will need to play for a forgiving coach with a long leash or revamp his playing style and decision making … Maturity question marks. Has had off court issues arise, fighting with football team, etc. Nothing that is too damaging, but nevertheless doesn’t help his image/stock …

Overall: Taylor has first-round athleticism, but lacks the steady leadership qualities that most teams look for … His pourous dercision making makes him undraftable for a number of teams … If a team is looking for an explosive combo guard coming off the bench, Tyshawn could be a consideration in the second round …

Tyler Ingle  5/16/12

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