Devin Vassell

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Florida StateHT: 6-6WT: 180
BORN: 8/23/00YEAR: So.WING: 6-10REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Vassell is a rangy wing player who plays hard on both ends of the floor. After a breakout sophomore season he projects as a likely lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and possibly the top wing defender in this class.

Devin can score from 3 levels and has a really nice mid range game. He gets the defender off balance with jab-steps and can rise up from awkward angles to get his shot. He’s got an over-head release that’s hard to block (although a recent video suggests that he may have altered his shot for the worse).

He’s not a volume shooter but he can get his own shot and is very efficient with his touches. He’s got deep range and great accuracy from outside, hitting over 41% both of his seasons at Florida State.

While not being the fastest player in the open court he runs the floor hard and does a lot of damage in transition.

Vassell is a standout defender who moves his feet well and has very quick hands. His plus wingspan and great anticipation make him disruptive in the passing lanes. He’s an excellent off the ball defender, showing great anticipation and awareness and making great rotations.

His overall athleticism is good but not great by NBA standards but his skill level, efficient play and all around game make him a likely starter in the league.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

top 5-12 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Shooting Guards

  1. Anthony Edwards – 6-5 – Georgia
  2. Devin Vassell – 6-7- Florida State
  3. R.J. Hampton – 6-5 – NZ Breakers (NBL)
  4. Desmond Bane – 6-6 – TCU
  5. Jahmi’us Ramsey – 6-4 – Texas Tech
  6. Josh Green – 6-6 – Arizona (Australia)
  7. Cassius Stanley – 6-6 – Duke
  8. Tyrese Maxey – 6-3 – Kentucky
  9. Elijah Hughes – 6-6 – Syracuse
  10. Immanuel Quickley – 6-4 – Kentucky
  11. Isaiah Joe – 6-5 – Arkansas 
  12. Mason Jones – 6-5 – Arkansas
  13. Jalen Harris – 6-5 – Nevada
  14. Nate Hinton – 6-5 – Houston
  15. Jay Scrubb – 6-6 – JUCO (Louisville)
  16. Sam Merrill – 6-5 – Utah State
  17. Skylar Mays – 6-4 – LSU
  18. Karim Mane – 6-5 – Montreal, Canada
  19. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  20. Myles Powell – 6-3 – Seton Hall
  21. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama