Matt Rafferty

Height: 6-8

Weight: 215

College: Furman

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 7/29/1997

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Good low post scorer

Good playmaker

Good rebounder

Adept at collecting steals

Has played well against top competition

Cons:

Can be reluctant to take jumpers

May be a classic tweener

Has limited experience against top competition

Virtual unknown

Summary:

Matt Rafferty is a skilled combo forward that can get points and rebounds in the paint, and he is also a very good passer that can rack up assists.  According to Sports-Reference, he leads all Division 1 players in Win Shares as of March 5th, and he currently averages roughly 17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, about 2 1/2 steals, and a little over one block per game this season. 

While he may be far from being a lock to make it to the NBA, Rafferty has been a very productive player, and he’s helped them get wins over Loyola (IL) and Villanova.  Right now, he could end up making his way onto an NBA team’s summer league roster later this year.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Sports-Reference Page

Chicago Tribune’s Article on Matt Rafferty

The Post and Courier’s Article on Rafferty and Others

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