Tyrese Haliburton NBA Draft Scouting Report





PG  6-5  170  Iowa St.



  Standing Reach


 02/29/00 7-0 NA  NA

Tyrese is a freakishly long point guard/position-less player who looks like he'll be a lottery selection in June. He's got great court vision, great positional size and a willingness to pass the rock, making him one of the best pure passers in the draft. But he can also play off the ball and can defend 1-3 giving him tons of versatility.

He's got a great feel for the game and this shows up in many ways. He reads the flight of the ball well and crashes the glass from a good angle. He seems to see one step ahead of the play and knows how to be in the right spot. His passing excellence is often subtle, seeing the play before it happens and he'll be a good hockey-assist guy in the NBA.

He's not a real high scoring player but he seems to have a constant impact on the game. His outside shot isn't exactly a thing of beauty but his shot selection is off the charts and he knocks down open shots. This year he's already showing an improved jumper from his freshman season and we can expect that positive trend to continue.

His overall athleticism and length are what really sets him apart. He's got long strides and an extra gear to get by the defender and he's got springy legs. He's lanky but coordinated. And he should be able to add some strength to his frame.

He's a disruptive defender who can guard all over the court. He uses his length well to shut down drives to the hoop and he's got quick hands.

He crashes the defensive boards well and loves to rip and run.

  • Michael Carter-Williams' upside
  • He's built like a longer Zach LaVine but with a little less bounce.
  • Dejounte Murray
  • old school comparison: Ron Harper
Projection: lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft