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2024 NBA Draft Scouting Profile: Kyshawn George. Utah Jazz, Miami, Switzerland, France, Projection.

Kyshawn George is an international player who played his freshman year with the Miami Hurricanes. While George probably won’t be great out of the gate, he has natural offensive and defensive guard instincts and is 6-foot-4 with a 6-foot wingspan and 8-foot stance and reach, so he has a real potential to be a good NBA. player. Whether George can score consistently in attack will determine the quality of his career. For the 2024 NBA Mock Drafts, Kevin O’Connor has Kyshawn taken 32nd. Jonathan Wasserman has him 37th. In the NBA Draft Room, George goes 17th.

Profile

2023-2024 Season Stats: 31 games, 23.0 minutes, 7.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.4 blocks, 42.6% FG, 40.8% 3P, 77.8% FT

Team: Hurricanes in Miami

Year: Freshman

Position: Guard

Length weight: 6-8 | 205 pounds

Born: December 12, 2003

Residence: Monthey, Switzerland

Secondary school: Lycée Emiland Gauthey (France)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: OCTOBER 29 TCNJ at Miami

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Strengths

Kyshawn George has the play knowledge of an NBA guard, while he has the body of an NBA forward (needs to get stronger, but most young NBA players do). George is a naturally versatile passer; he does not disrupt the rhythm of the attack by holding the ball for too long. George can find cutters and also throw good outlet passes. George is a great ball handler. He is a very good all-round shooter, both on and off the dribble. His shooting increases his floor significantly. George is capable of getting to the basket both as a primary ballhandler and through cuts. George is a smart and effective defender, but not great. George knows how to use his length to disrupt passes and get blocks.

Weak points

George’s shot mechanics are a bit slow and he shoots from too low. His shot mechanics may limit his ability to create consistently. He’s not particularly fast. He currently lacks a consistent go-to move to score. His potential inability to take care of himself on offense is the biggest threat to his NBA career. George is good at most things, but not great, meaning his skills may not translate to the NBA. His minimal overall production and minutes in college are a concern even though he is only 20 years old. With all these concerns, don’t be surprised if George spends a significant portion of his early professional years in the G-League.

Colorado vs Miami (Fl)

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Conclusion

Kyshawn George will likely remain an NBA player for several years, even if he fails to develop a consistent scoring style. George’s floor for a few seasons has been a non-rotating bench player who knows how to play the game but just can’t score well enough and isn’t special enough at anything to warrant consistent minutes. A good comparison is a more athletic, but less good shooting and defensive tackle Joe Ingles. I expect George to be a rotation-level NBA player who could fill in as a starter if needed, though he probably won’t quite reach the heights of top player Joe Ingles. His ceiling is a guard version of current Franz Wagner, so a very good player, but not quite an all-star. If he is available with the Jazz’s 29th or 32nd pick, the Jazz should select him.