Ashton Hagans

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

Position: PGFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-3WT: 185
BORN: 7/8/99YEAR: So.WING: 6-7REACH: NA

Draft Notes

A steady, cerebral floor general with big time court vision and an uncanny feel for the game, Hagans can do a little bit of everything on the court and plays with great composure. He’s a standout defender, perhaps the best perimeter defender in the draft class.

Hagans is a guy who can use the dribble to breakdown just about any defender. He’s got jitterbug quickness but also has length, a lethal combination. His first step, his stop/start ability and his lateral agility are elite and he’s a great ball handler, keeping the ball low to the ground, allowing him to weave around defenders.

He’s got a great feel for the game and has pure point guard instincts. He can rock the defense to sleep with the dribble while allowing the play to develop and then pass his teammates open, showing good vision and true floor general skills.

He’s a good athlete with top level speed and is just as quick with the ball as without. He’ not an athletic freak but he’s got all the speed needed and has decent strength (despite being thin), thanks to his low center of gravity and his ability to play with leverage.

He’s very difficult to stop on his moves to the hoop and in the transition game because of a nasty inside out dribble and the way he changes strides and speed. He knows how to slow the pace and play with rhythm, then use the blow by dribble.

He’s a fierce competitor with a drive to prove that he’s the best in the class. A gamer and a winner who plays with passion and plays the game the right way.

As mentioned above, Hagans has enough but doesn’t have elite athleticism or length. He’s not an athletic freak that blows you away with raw ability. He can play above the rim but he doesn’t hang out there.

Needs to get more consistent with his outside shot.


Comparisons

  • Hagans has a similar build to Darren Collinson and he’s just as quick.
  • He also reminds of Elfrid Payton but with a better shooting touch.

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Point Guards

  1. LaMelo Ball – 6-7 – USA
  2. Tyrese Haliburton – 6-5 – Iowa State
  3. Killian Hayes – 6-5 – France
  4. Kira Lewis – 6-3 – Alabama
  5. Cole Anthony – 6-2 – UNC
  6. Theo Maledon – 6-5 – France
  7. Grant Riller – 6-3 – Charleston
  8. Tyrell Terry – 6-1 – Stanford
  9. Nico Mannion – 6-2 – Arizona
  10. Ashton Hagans – 6-3 – Kentucky
  11. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  12. Devon Dotson – 6-2 – Kansas
  13. Ty-Shon Alexander – 6-4 – Creighton
  14. Cassius Winston – 6-1 – Michigan State
  15. Tre Jones – 6-1 – Duke
  16. Markus Howard – 5-11 – Marquette