Cole Anthony NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

 Height

 Weight

 From

 PG  6-2  185  NYC

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 5/15/00 6-3 1/2 NA  NA
Overview

A compact and strong lead guard from great bloodlines. The son of Greg Anthony, Cole is one of the top PG prospects in his class, thanks to his high level athleticism and advanced understanding of the game.

Strengths
Anthony has a super smooth game; whether it's creating space for his shot, creating for teammates or scoring in the lane he makes the game look easy, like he's playing one step ahead of everyone else on the court. He's got all of the intangibles you want in a point guard including super high BBIQ, leadership qualities, play-making ability and toughness.

He's also a surprisingly bouncy athlete who can put defenders on a poster. He's a great ball handler who can drive and finish with either hand. His quickness with the dribble allows him to get into the lane and draw a second defender and he's a slick passer who knows when to deliver the ball. He excels at operating in half court sets and he's also a threat in transition, showing great vision and pass-ahead ability.

Anthony is a committed and tough defender who drops into his stance and gets after the ball handler. He's got extremely quick feet and great overall quickness to stay in front of his man.

He's a solid rebounder for a guard thanks to his leaping ability, good strength and great feel for the game/timing.

Weaknesses
Anthony has good but not great size.

His three point shooting is still a work in progress, as he lacks consistency and has a low, slow release. He has the work ethic and natural ability to be a good shooter in time but at this point in his young career he's not a consistent threat from outside.

Comparisons
He's like a high-flying version of Derek Fisher and has a similar game to his father, Greg Anthony (but with more upside).
Derrick Rose.

Projection: possible first round pick in the 2020 or 2021 NBA Draft