NBA Skill-Set Comparison: Elfrid Payton, John Wall
Best Case Comparison: Mike Conley
Strengths: Elite athlete at point guard: best end-to-end speed in the draft, explosive, and quick. Good frame/length. Enormous defensive potential. Fantastic creator due to combo of speed and handles. Great playmaking potential, good pick-n-roll ball handler. Can get to the basket or pull up in mid-range, impressive floater (20/42 on floaters at Kentucky).
Weaknesses: Not a good shooter from deep (24.6% from 3 at Kentucky) which compromises his ability to play off the ball on offense. Plays with his nose in front of his toes. Wiry frame (171 pounds) could limit his ability to get to the rim & finish, as well as his ability to be a versatile defender.