Thursday, January 9, 2014

Elfrid Payton NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-3 - Point Guard - LA Lafayette

A true point guard with good penetration skills and nice court vision.

Pros
A lead guard who fills up the stat sheet. Very good passer, rebounder and defender who can also score in the lane. Knows his limits as a shooter and doesn't force a lot of outside shots.

Finds teammates well and is always looking to pass first.

Pesky defender on the perimeter who gets a ton of steals with his quick hands and by reading passing lanes well.

Has very good length, can elevate above the rim and is a good overall athlete.

Cons
Does not shoot the ball well from outside. Lacks proper form and hits at a low percentage, which allows defenders to back off him and play the dribble drive.

Projection: 6 to 15 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft