For the 12th spot on our Brew Hoop Community Draft Board, the votes centered on Tyrell Terry, a freshman point guard who shined for Stanford last year. It doesn’t take long to figure out why he went off the board - his shot is swell for such a young player. Sweet shooting has been the case for both our draft board selections thus far, as Aaron Nesmith was also a deadeye from deep.
Terry isn’t quite at the 52% mark from deep like Nesmith, but nailing 40.8% on 4.9 attempts per game is plenty solid. That, combined with his 89.1% from the free throw stripe on 110 attempts makes me plenty bullish on how his shooting will translate to the big leagues. Plus, as described in Brew Hoop’s breakdown of Terry earlier this year, he doesn’t just settle for prime catch-and-shoot or open looks. He’s more than content to launch from well beyond the arc.
He has some craft around the rim too, even with his diminutive stature. You can see him work some reverse layups sprinkled between other shots over taller defenders. He’s also got decent vision for a young player. He can lob it up over a fronting defender, find cutting players for shots at the rim or create a little bit on his own and dish to the open man. He only averaged 3.2 assists per game, so he wasn’t the most prolific playmaker, but his shooting skill likely offsets any of those deficiencies for teams interested in drafting Terry.
I’ve seen Terry ranked top ten by some mock draftniks, but he hasn’t been mocked among that company quite as frequently as mid first round and later. If his shooting is as elite as the numbers say, it’s possible his workouts could shift him up a few draft slots as the big night approaches. As a Milwaukee Bucks fan, I’d be plenty content if teams decided to pass on Terry and he somehow fell to 24. Even with his slighter frame and defensive questions, the Bucks are desperately in need of someone with his trigger, aim and on-ball ability.
With Terry out of the way, let’s continue with our exercise and see who will rank #13.
My pick for the #13 spot on the community draft board is...
This poll is closed
Aleksej Pokusevski, PF, Serbia
Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State
Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
This poll will close on Thursday, October 29 at 2 pm central.
Brew Hoop Draft Board Rankings
- Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
- LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks
- James Wiseman, C, Memphis
- Deni Avdija, SF, Israel
- Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
- Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC
- Killian Hayes, PG, France
- Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
- Devin Vassell, SG, Florida State
- Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
- Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
- Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford