Ashton Hagans NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

PG  6-3  185  Covington, GA

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 7/8/99 6-7 (2016) NA  NA

Overview
A steady, cerebral floor general with big time court vision and an uncanny feel for the game, Hagans is challenging for the top PG spot in the 2019 recruiting class.

Strengths
Hagans is a guy who can use the dribble to breakdown just about any defender. He's got jitterbug quickness but also has length, a lethal combination. His first step, his stop/start ability and his lateral agility are elite and he's a great ball handler, keeping the ball low to the ground, allowing him to weave around defenders.

He's got a great feel for the game and has pure point guard instincts. He can rock the defense to sleep with the dribble while allowing the play to develop and then pass his teammates open, showing good vision and true floor general skills.

He's a good athlete with top level speed and is just as quick with the ball as without. He' not an athletic freak but he's got all the speed needed and has decent strength (despite being thin), thanks to his low center of gravity and his ability to play with leverage.

He's very difficult to stop on his moves to the hoop and in the transition game because of a nasty inside out dribble and the way he changes strides and speed. He knows how to slow the pace and play with rhythm, then use the blow by dribble.

He's a fierce competitor with a drive to prove that he's the best in the class. A gamer and a winner who plays with passion and plays the game the right way.

Weaknesses
As mentioned above, Hagans has enough but doesn't have elite athleticism or length. He's not an athletic freak that blows you away with raw ability. He can play above the rim but he doesn't hang out there.

Needs to get more consistent with his outside shot.

Comparisons
Hagans has a similar build to Darren Collinson and he's just as quick. He also compares a bit to Cameron Payne in terms of size/speed but with much better point guard instincts than Payne. He also reminds of Elfrid Payton but with a better shooting touch.

Projection: late lottery to mid first round pick in the 2020 or 2021 NBA Draft
Underrated or overrated? Who are your player comparisons for him?