Though the NBA Finals have come to a close and Georgetown's court at the Verizon Center is still devoid of casual kente, it's time to gather for the annual party party party that is the NBA Draft! We'll be live-blogging all of the action as it unfolds right here on THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON, so tune in to ESPN at 7pm eastern to watch all of the #BadPicks as they unfold live, at the 2016 NBA Draft!
From a Georgetown perspective this is likely to be a quiet night, as D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is our only beloved candidate to be selected.
Here's a blurb from the neat little profile on DSR from our friends at Big East Coast Bias:
Shooting: While he shot just 33% from deep last season, that number was the lowest of his career with the caveat that he was taking nearly seven 3-pointers a game on a team with few scoring options. The senior shot 81 percent from the line and often exhibited effortless range.
Ball Handling: Smith-Rivera has a tight handle and uses his body well to shield defenders. He's a bit stocky at 6-foot-3, 220 but carries his weight well. DSR had a A/TO ratio greater than 2:1 and turned the ball over just over two times per game.
Leadership: Last year's Georgetown team was nothing short of putrid. I'm honestly not sure we've seen a worst team in the last decade for the Hoyas. All that said, DSR did an incredible job of keeping that team to together. Without Smith-Rivera, last year could've blown up in the most embarrassing way for the Hoyas.
Defense: Too small to guard NBA shooting guards, probably not quick enough to guard NBA point guard. Honestly, I'm really not sure how you run DSR out there in the NBA to defend anyone, and that's being pleasant.
Passing: While Smith-Rivera was expected to do a lot of scoring for G'Town last year, he was incredibly ball-dominant and rarely created anything. Less than five assists per game in 35-plus minutes is a bit disappointing and his range of passing is really nothing to get excited about.
Size: At 6-foot-3, there's a place for you in the NBA at point guard if you have elite quickness or shooting. DSR has solid-to-plus shooting and average-at-best quickness. I'm not sure he's quick enough to guard ones at the next level and certainly that's problematic at 6-foot-3 with a 6-foot-3 1/2 wingspan.
Per our guy Ben Standig, DSR worked out for the Washington Wizards last week.