Russell has rare length, quickness and passing ability. He is nearly impossible to keep out of the lane and when he gets there he can score in a variety of ways or find the open man. He could be a One and Done lottery pick in 2015.
Russell is exceptionally skilled in all areas of the offensive game. His ball control, body control and athletic ability are rare. He can get his shot just about whenever he wants and has great size for the point guard position.
Gets good elevation on his jumper and has a great feel for timing his shot and creating space where there appears to be none. Draws contact on runners in the lane and gets to the foul line often.
Has supreme confidence in his ability and doesn't back down. Battles hard on defense, even though he still has a lot to learn.
He reminds me of watching Jrue Holiday at UCLA except D'Angelo is a better scorer than Jrue.
Can force the issue on offense and needs to learn better shot selection and cut down on the mistakes.
Needs to improve from the free throw line, especially since he's a primary ball handler.
Needs to play with a consistently high level of intensity.
Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft