Thursday, January 16, 2014

Deonte Burton NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-1 - Point Guard - Nevada

A powerful and quick lead guard who can score the ball.

Pros
A well built, strong and athletic prospect. Very explosive into the lane and has a knack for getting to the rim. Gets to the foul line often and puts a ton of pressure on defenders with his creative handle and quick first step.

Is a very active defender who plays the passing lanes well and has the quickness to guard 90 feet and the strength to guard bigger players. Plays with passion and energy.

Cons
More of a scoring guard in a point guard's body.

Only an average free throw shooter and not very accurate from long range.

Needs to become a true set-up man and get better at running sets.

Projection: late first or second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft