NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: PG||FROM: Baylor||HT: 6-1 1/4||WT: 202|
|BORN: 9/5/98||YEAR: Jr.||WING: 8-0 1/2||REACH: 6-4 1/4|
Davion Mitchell is a tough, hard-nosed point guard who impacts both ends of the floor. He’s one of the leaders of a loaded Baylor team and is the engine that drives the high scoring offense. He’s also an elite defender, probably the best on ball defender in the draft.
Davion has a lightening quick first step and good blow-by ability. He can dance with the ball and when he decides to go his first step is devastating. He takes it strong to the hoop and can finish over length and absorb contact on the way to the rim.
His driving ability opens up his outside game and he’s becoming a knockdown 3pt shooter, after struggling from deep earlier in his career.
He’s a good decision maker with the ball, doing a good job of orchestrating the offense, setting up teammates for open shots and knowing when to look for his own shot. It helps playing with a great backcourt mate in Jared Butler and other talented players but his passing and play-making really stands out.
His FT shooting is below par and really needs to improve for him to be a trusted ball handler in the clutch.
As mentioned, he’s a great defender who really gets after the ball. He has true lock-down ability and brings a ton of value on the defensive end of the court.
The kind of competitor you want to have on your team.
Doesn’t have ideal size at just over 6-1 in shoes.
And older prospect, born in 1998.
- Kemba Walker
- Jarrett Jack but with a smoother offensive game.
late lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft
2021 Point Guard Rankings
- Cade Cunningham – 6-8 – Oklahoma St.
- Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
- Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
- Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
- Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
- Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
- Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
- Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
- Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
- Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
- Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
- Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
- Duane Washington Jr. – 6-3 – Ohio State
- Dalano Banton – 6-9 – Nebraska
- Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
- David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
- Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
- D.J. Carton – 6-1 – Marquette
- Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
- Mac McClung – 6-2 – Texas Tech