Grant Riller

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PG SGFROM: CharlestonHT: 6-3WT: 190
BORN: 2/8/97YEAR: Sr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Grant Riller isn’t the biggest name in the draft but he’s one of the craftiest scorers in the class who can get buckets on anyone. He’s rising up draft boards and is firmly in the first round conversation.

Strengths

Riller has an advanced offensive package and plays with a ton of confidence. His change of direction and inside-out dribbles are really effective and he can shake defenders out of their shoestrings and get to the rim or create space for his jumper. He’s an extremely quick player with the ball in his hands and is tough to contain.

Riller scores from mid range and from 3, using step backs and using his ball-handling ability to get the defender off balance and free up space. His jumper is pure and he gets it off quickly.

In his senior season at Charleston he shot 50/36/83 from the field, from 3 and from the FT line. He’s an efficient scorer and knocks down his free throws, which is crucial for point guards.

Riller does a good job of navigating the pick and roll, where he looks to score over the top if given the option and is a good decision maker with the ball, knowing how to draw the defense and when to find the open man.

He projects as a bucket-getter, spark plug type of player at the next level.

Weaknesses

Riller is a complete basketball player so it’s hard to pick out a weakness.

He’s not the most vertically explosive player in the world and he has average size.


Comparisons

  • Fred VanVleet

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