Jarrett Culver 2019 NBA Draft Analysis

Jarrett Culver is an all around player. He shoots a high FG%, defends and generates high steals. He is one of the best 2 way players available in this draft. He was monumental in the Texas Tech NCAA tournament run till the finals. He has an NBA ready game. He does lot of things at a high level. Culver will be an All Star caliber player and a solid starter on a team. Culver should be picked in the 4-8 range of 2019 NBA draft. He will be a great fit with the Atlanta Hawks at #4 pick. His game resembles that of Jimmy Butler at the pro level. Few things that may keep Culver from achieving success at the pro level are:

1)   3 point shooting: Jarrett needs to improve his 3-point shooting. 30.4% on 4.2 three point attempts per game is low for a shooting guard. He should aim to get the 3P% closer to 40%.

2)   Free throw shooting:  Jarrett makes it to the free throw line 5.5 times per game. He shoots 70.7% from the free throw line. For a shooting guard, the FT% should be in the 80% plus range.

3)   Passing ability: Jarrett’s assist numbers are low. He averages 3.7 apg. He is not a willing passer of the ball. He likes to make plays with the ball in his hands. Jarrett is similar to RJ Barrett in this respect that they are both ball dominant.

4) Low team impact: Jarrett scores high on personal score but in areas related to overall team impact, he scores comparatively lower. This means that Jarrett may achieve good personal stats but the overall team may suffer.  Increasing his assist numbers, playing more efficiently on offense and shot selection are some of the areas that need improvement. This will help in achieving team-oriented goals.

 

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