NBA Draft Spotlight: Andrew Nembhard

Florida freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard is coming off a game-winning shot against top-ranked SEC team LSU. The poised, 6-foot-5 point guard has a very calming presence and traditional point skills that are going to be more appreciated in brighter lights.

Position: PG From: Florida Class/YOB: Freshman
Height: 6’5 Weight: 190 Wingspan: N/A

Strengths:

  • Smart playmaker with good understanding of how to run an offense. Doesn’t ever look rushed or out of sorts, despite being young. Makes the extra pass
  • A capable shooter from range and off a couple dribbles. He has a smooth form that should be able to become more consistent with time
  • Has a nice feel for his floaters and runners when he gets in against length. Doesn’t elevate over guys
  • Great size for a point guard. His whole game benefits from being able to see and shoot over smaller defenders
  • Very mature in his approach. Gets up for big matchups and doesn’t turn away from pressure
  • Has an impact on the defensive end with his size. Should be able to guard both guard spots in the NBA

Weaknesses:

  • Not as aggressive scoring the ball. Passes up looks unless they are generally wide open
  • More of a smooth player than an explosive athlete. Doesn’t get by guys very easily on first move. Structures his game as a more deliberate playmaker, but there is a concern over his ability to create against plus athletes
  • Scoring in the paint has been a problem at times. He typically has to pull-up from mid-range or shoot floaters to get a good look. Sometimes floats it up when I wish he would go all the way to the rim
  • Has to continue to grow in the pick-and-rolls to find his shot. He is fairly advanced identifying open teammates off drives, but when defenses force him to be a scorer, he can struggle
  • Doesn’t have the length of someone at his height that is ideal. Restricts how big he can appear as a defender

Stats:

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
7.8 2.8 5.3 1.2 0.0 2.0 44.8% 34.8% 77.1%

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