Killian Hayes

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PGFROM: Ulm, BBL
(USA/France)
HT: 6-5WT: 215
BORN: 7/27/01YEAR: 01WING: 6-7REACH: NA

Draft Notes

A big, athletic point guard who was born in Florida, grew up in France and has been playing in Germany. Now the 6-5 lefty projects as a possible lottery pick with some scouts seeing him as a top 3 pick.

Killian fits the mold of a modern point guard who can not only run the pick and roll and make all the passes but he can get his own shot off the dribble and is becoming a threat from 3pt land.

Expect to see Killian come off the board in the mid to late lottery.

Strengths

  • Has a solid NBA body with good size for the PG position
  • A terrific ball-handler who pushes the pace and has a lot of moves and creativity 
  • He’s not the most explosive athlete in the world but has a knack for getting defenders off balance, which allows him to get to the rim or create space for his shot.
  • Has a good, wide crossover dribble and a lot of shake n bake
  • Has good burst and suddenness and changes speeds well
  • A good set-up man with court vision and a willingness to find the open man
  • Can make the one-handed pass off a live dribble and knows how to draw the help defender and create space for teammates
  • Knows how to get his shot and also how to draw fouls – a terrific FT shooter, which bodes well for the development of his 3pt shot
  • Gives good effort on defense and can really get after the ball-handler
  • Has a solid frame for a young guard and can score through contact

Weaknesses

  • Doesn’t yet have a great outside shot and has somewhat of a funky release on his J.
  • Needs to improve his right hand dribble, drive and passing.
  • Doesn’t have elite burst or above the rim ability.
  • Like all young players he needs to develop his understanding of the game, get stronger, improve his jumper… the usual developmental things

Comparisons

  • bigger Jay Williams

Draft Projection

3-12 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