Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Height: 6-6

Weight: 180

College: Kentucky

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 7/12/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 13

Projected Draft Range: Lottery​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 11 by the Charlotte Hornets (rights traded to the Los Angeles Clippers)

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move

Good scorer off the dribble

Very good free throw shooter

Fairly good playmaker

Adequate defensive player that can rack up steals

Solid athlete

Good size to play either backcourt position

Has very good intangibles

Cons:

Reluctant to shoot threes

Needs to improve his shooting

Needs to tweak his shooting mechanics

Has a slow release

May struggle to consistently create his own shot

Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone

Needs to improve his rebounding

Can play undisciplined position defense

Must get stronger

Summary:

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is an athletic, skilled combo guard that may have a variety of skills that could prove to be useful at the next level.  He excels at attacking the basket to garner scores, and he also is a good playmaker and defender.

However, he will likely need to improve his jump shot, and sometimes he also can be turnover prone on offense.  But if he has a solid year this season, Gilgeous-Alexander could end up being a potential first round pick in the future.

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