Nov
18
2020

Two Sleeper Point Guards In The NBA Draft

The NBA draft is finally here, and much is said about who will be the No.1 pick and what will happen after that. This draft may not be that deep, but there are still some quality players in the draft that could be good players for some teams. Here are two point guards who could go in the second round that could help a team:

Tyrell Terry; Stanford

Tyrell Terry is one of the best shooters in the draft; he shot 40.5% from beyond the arch and 89.1% from the charity stripe last year at Stanford. Terry is a good ball-handler and playmaker, which will bold well in the NBA. The Stanford star is a willing rebounder for his size; he averaged 4.5 rebounds per game.

At 6’2 175 LBS, opposing teams will be trying to attack him on the defensive end. Terry could be influential in the passing lanes like he was at Stanford. His lack of size may make it hard for him to finish around the rim, but with his outside shooting ability, he may not need to finish at the rim much.

Payton Pritchard; Oregon

Payton Pritchard was Pac-12 Player of the Year and All-American last season for Oregon; he averaged 20.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game for the Ducks. Pritchard is a hard worker and can handle the basketball. He may not be as athletic and explosive as other point guards, but his ability to change speeds is outstanding. Also, Pritchard can shoot the basketball; he shot 41.5% from three-point land for Oregon.

On defense, his lack of quickness could hurt him, but he will play hard on the defensive end. At Oregon, he excelled as an off-ball defender, with the hustle and willingness to play hard. The former Oregon star could be a solid backup point guard for a team looking for one; he can hit shots and run an offense.