De’Anthony Melton

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

College: USC

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 5/28/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 40

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

​2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 46 by the Houston Rockets

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Decent shooter from all over the floor

Fairly good playmaker

Good rebounder

Good defensive player that can get steals

Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter

Can be too passive on offense

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Plays in a zone defensive scheme

Relative unknown commodity

Has not played in game action this season

Summary:

De’Anthony Melton is an athletic point guard that had a strong freshman season, and he was a fill-in-the-blanks, all-around contributor for USC.  He is a pass-first point guard that can do a little bit of everything on the court.

Unfortunately, he has not been able to play this season as he has been under investigation by the NCAA, and as they have not reached a finite decision on his status during this year, Melton has decided to leave school with his eye on the draft.  This should not put much of a damper on his draft stock however, and Melton is a talented, skilled player that could be a potential first round pick in 2018.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Daily News Article about USC 

Los Angeles Times’ Article on Melton Leaving School