article written by Chris Giannotti
WEIGHT: 215 POUNDS
AGE: 23 YEARS OLD
POSITION: POINT GUARD/SHOOTING GUARD
2015-2016 STATISTICS: 18.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: 2ND ROUND
NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: GEORGE HILL
PLAYER SUMMARY: The ACC Player of the Year is a very experienced and defensive minded point guard. He is a very heady player, who acts as another coach on the floor for Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers. Brogdon has received multiple accolades during his collegiate career. In 2014 he was named 1st team All-ACC. In 2015, Brogdon was again named 1st team All-ACC and was also nominated as the the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
During that season, Brogdon was also named a Second Team All-American. During the summer of 2015, Brogdon was selected to participate to represent the United States in the Pan-American games. He was also just recently named to the 2016 ACC 1st Team and also received ACC Player of the Year honors.
While Brogdon is a defensive force, he also excels offensively. He has scored 20 points 15 times or more this season. He has dropped 28 points three times this year, ironically two of those times were in Cavalier losses. Brogdon has shown solid 3 point shooting ability this year. He went 5 for 5 from behind the arc earlier this season in a win against Boston College. Brogdon also flashed this skill in a 6 for 10 3 point performance during a close win against Ohio State University.
With regards to his draft potential, I believe that Brogdon will be a very early second round selection. He is experienced and physically strong enough to run a team’s second unit. He would contrast well where a team employs a small, quick starting point guard. The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies come to mind. (Rondo/Conley) While I doubt he will ever play starting NBA minutes, Brogdon is a player who seems to play towards his strengths and is comfortable helping his team win.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF MALCOLM BROGDON
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