COLLEGE: BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
WEIGHT: 220 POUNDS
AGE: 21 YEARS OLD
POSITION: SMALL FORWARD
2015-2016 STATISTICS: 15PTS, 5.6REB, 2.3AST
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: SECOND ROUND
NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: DeMARRE CARROLL
PLAYER SUMMARY: Scott Drew has done a very good job at Baylor. Senior Taurean Prince is a major reason why. He has improved his game every year since he has been at Baylor. He is the leader for the top 20 Big-12 team.
When watching Prince play, the first name that came into my mind was DeMarre Carroll. Besides their physical and facial resemblance there games are very similar. Neither was considered a top national recruit, however with hard work great results have been achieved.
Prince is a 6’7″ SF who has a very strong frame to go along with long arms. This makes him an excellent perimeter defender at the college level. He is capable of guarding multiple positions, which is a great way to make an NBA team. Being a spot-up shooter at the 3-pointline, driving to the hoop and thriving in transition are the senior’s 3 major strengths.
Prince is a below average ball-handler, which will hurt him in the NBA as SF’s need to be at least average in terms of ball-handling. I believe he is a limited overall offensive player. He has trouble making plays by himself and right now isn’t a very good free-throw shooter. It is imperative he works on his ball-handling and mid-range game if he is going to get quality minutes in the NBA.
If Taurean Prince is going to make a name for himself at the NBA level it will be as a bench player. He has 2 skills that I believe translate to the NBA level. They are his ability to defend multiple positions and being able to consistently knock down the 3-point shot. Unfortunately for him, in my opinion his lack of an overall offensive game will have him being selected somewhere in the 2nd round of the 2016 NBA Draft.
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