Nah’shon Hyland

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PGFROM: VCUHT: 6-3 1/2WT: 169
BORN: NAYEAR: So.WING: 6-9 1/4REACH: 8-5 1/2

Draft Notes

Hyland is a lanky, rangy combo guard with a score first mentality. The 6-3 guard from Wilmington, DE had a breakout sophomore year, shooting the ball at a high clip and shooting up draft boards. His 6-9 1/4 wingspan measurement at the combine put to rest some of the concerns whether he was big enough to play off the ball at the next level.

Hyland can really handle the ball and has a nice first step. Combining this with his off the dribble 3pt shooting ability makes him a dangerous offensive weapon (think Lou Williams type of role). He shot over 43% on 3’s as a freshman and is off to a good start this year.

He’s quick into the lane and has blow-by speed, especially going to his left. And he’s a creative finisher around the hoop, hanging in the air and using up and under moves to score the ball. His lanky drives to the hoop remind a little of Dejounte Murray.

At this point he’s more of a scoring point guard and not a pure facilitator.

He’s got great defensive tools and a chance to be a lock down defender, especially as he puts on more weight.

Hyland isn’t on a lot of draft boards at this point but you can expect that to change soon. He looks like a sure-fire draft pick in the next 1 or 2 years.


Comparisons

  • Vonteego Cummings
  • smaller Jamal Crawford
  • Immanuel Quickley

Draft Projection

mid first to early second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Point Guard Rankings

  1. Cade Cunningham – 6-8 – Oklahoma St.
  2. Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  3. Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
  4. Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
  5. Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
  6. Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
  7. Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
  8. Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
  9. Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
  10. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  11. Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
  12. Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
  13. Duane Washington Jr. – 6-3 – Ohio State
  14. Dalano Banton – 6-9 – Nebraska
  15. Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
  16. David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
  17. Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
  18. D.J. Carton – 6-1 – Marquette
  19. Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
  20. Mac McClung – 6-2 – Texas Tech