Sam Merrill

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: Utah StateHT: 6-5WT: 205
BORN: NAYEAR: Sr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Sam Merrill is one of the most talented 3pt shooters in the 2020 draft class and this one elite skill could land him a spot in the League.

Merrill is a big shot maker who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. He doesn’t have blow by speed but he’s got some creativity with the ball and can get his own shot.

Merrill has a nice mid range game, can hit on floaters and has some ability to score at the rim – although there will be a big adjustment stepping up from the Mountain West Conference to the NBA.

He’s an average (or slightly below) athlete by NBA standards but he’s a heady defender who plays with great positioning, anticipation and toughness, which should allow him to hold his own.


Comparisons

  • Joe Harris

Draft Projection

mid to late second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Shooting Guard Rankings

  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