The following was put together by Leif Thulin and Garrett Furubayahi by scouring all draft sources and making a compilation of the player.
6’3 194 So. Vanderbilt Guard
2.8 TPG (67->91 between fresh & soph)
– 6’10 wingspan
– Big hands
– Wide shoulders
– Length gives him an advantage at the rim
-Good close out
-Get through screens
-Can guard both positions
(Physical gifts lead to a HIGH ceiling to be a huge defensive presence)
-Distribute the ball well through variety of ways off of pick and roll or pick and pop
-Able to find shooters while on the move
-Better shooter with feet set
– Good spot up shooter if defender goes under screen
-No floater (5 all season)
(Limited control, limited moves, NOT SHIFTY)
-Lazy on defense
(Sometimes gives up after a few steps or doesn’t)
-Shooting motion isn’t always the same leads to poor shots
-Sometimes telegraphs passes
-Can be careless & panic
-Looks to pull up WAY too early in shock clock
3 Things to Know
-Wade’s 6’10 wingspan gives him amazing versatility and the ability to guard the 1-3 positions in the NBA as well as the ability to finish around the rim (doesn’t always though, but length helps).
-Wade showed in college his ability to be a top notch defender through his techniques and actions. He’s already shown he’s a GOOD defender but his ceiling could allow him to be an EXCELLENT defender if he works out a few inconsistencies
-Wade showed the variety of ways he can distribute the ball, especially by finding different ways to hit the roll/pop man off of screens. Wade needs to learn to make better decisions by staying calm in pressure situations and not being careless with the ball.
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