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Keyonte George

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: Baylor
(Lewisville, TX)
HT: 6-4WT: 205
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

George is a big 6-4 guard with broad shoulders and a solid frame. He’s a smooth athlete with good quickness and explosiveness for a player his size but is not an elite run/jump athlete by NBA standards.

His combination of size, strength and quickness makes him too much to handle for most college defenders and he looks ready to hold his own at the NBA level.

He’s a born bucket getter who can score the ball at will and has a nose for the basket. He’s got an easy release on his jumper and a really smooth 3pt shot. He’s a tough shot maker who an create his own offense. His 3pt percentage isn’t as high as you’d like but part of this is due to his high volume and taking tough shots.

George doesn’t have elite blow-by speed or an elite first step but he’s very crafty with the ball in his hands, using ball fakes and jab steps to keep the defender off balance and he can also use his big frame to power his way into the lane.

He’s got good hops, can finish above the rim and gets really good elevation on his mid range jumper. His powerful build allows him to absorb a lot of hits on the way to the rim and score through contact.

Is a very pesky on-the-ball defender who gives good effort and takes the task personally. Might not be a big steals and blocks guy at the next level but can hold his own against 1’s and 2’s.

George is an high level prospect who has a very bright future and looks like a potential mid first round pick.


Comparisons

  • Eric Gordan
  • Brad Beal

Draft Projection

late lottery to mid first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

Videos

  1. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  2. Jordan Hawkins – 6-5 – UConn
  3. Kobe Bufkin – 6-4 – Michigan
  4. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  5. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  6. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  7. Brandin Podziemski – 6-5 – Santa Clara
  8. Ben Sheppard – 6-6 – Belmont
  9. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  10. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  11. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  12. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  13. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  14. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  15. Sir’Jabari Rice – 6-4 – Texas
  16. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  17. Omari Moore – 6-6 – San Jose State
  18. Chris Livingston – 6-5 – Kentucky
  19. Justin Powell – 6-6 – Washington St. 
  20. D’Moi Hodge – 6-4 – Missouri
  21. Drew Peterson – 6-9 – USC
  22. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee