Quade Green, USA, Point Guard, Class of 2017, Kentucky, 18.9
-Undersized, but has done a nice job of maximizing his frame
-Advanced passer who can playmake in transition, make all the necessary reads out of ball screens and drive and kick/dish in the half court. Excellent timing. Passes teammates open. Can deliver the ball with either hand. Lifetime 13.3 assists per 40 minutes. Vocal. Tight handle.
-Capable shooter who can make an open three with time and space. Lifetime 35%.
-Soft touch on floaters.
-Tough nosed defender with great feet. Competitive kid. Philly demeanor. Good instincts. Lifetime 4.5 steals per 40 minutes.
-Average physical profile at 6' 0 in shoes with a 6' 1.25 wingspan. Doesn't make up for it with freakish athleticism.
-Struggles to finish vs size and length. Lifetime 48.1% from two.
-Average shooter off the catch and bounce. Shoots it from the left side of his face. Doesn't create a ton of separation off the bounce. Not a guy who's going to elevate while closely guarded and make a lot of contested jumpers.
-If he's not a dynamic shot maker or much of a finisher, how will he score consistently in the half court?
-A bit more turnover prone than you'd like for a floor general type. Struggles a bit with hard hedges. Can improve his ability to make the simple play. Size limits his ability to pass over the top of the defense.
-Defensive upside is capped by his average size and length. Tough, pesky defender but figures to struggle with bigger guards.
NBA scouts weren't able to get an extended look at Green because he suffered a concussion early on i the week and didn't play in the game. In the little action we did see Green was able to show his court vision and defensive toughness while struggling a bit with protecting the ball and scoring in the half court. Green may not be loaded with upside but he figures to make an impact immediately at Kentucky thanks to his ability to create for others along with his pesky on ball defense.