2016 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS (TYRONE WALLACE) Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016

TYRONE WALLACE

COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA at BERKELEY

HEIGHT: 6’5”

WEIGHT: 205 POUNDS

AGE: 21 YEARS OLD

POSITION: POINT GUARD/SHOOTING GUARD

CLASS: SENIOR

2015-2016 STATISTICS: 15.3pts, 5.4reb, 4.4ast

PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: MIDDLE OF SECOND ROUND

NBA DRAFT COMPARISON:  JORDAN CRAWFORD BUT LEFTY

PLAYER SUMMARY: Wallace was having a very good season when he ended up fracturing his right hand days before the NCAA tournament was about to begin. His injury ended up being devastating to CAL as their high hopes for a nice run came crashing down with a first round loss to Hawaii.

When healthy, Wallace is a strong lefty guard who has the ability to play both back-court spots, which increases his NBA value. At 6’5″ he is a very good rebounder (5.4 per game). The senior exhibits strong ball-handling skills and is very aggressive when going to the basket. He has good but not great court vision but it gets the job done.

We believe Wallace is at his best when in an open-court setting where he can use his athletic ability, which is above average. The Bakersfield, CA native is a very good defender, capable of guarding both the PG and SG positions. This will be an important attribute and will be a plus in the eyes of NBA general managers and scouts. Players who can guard multiple positions is very important in the NBA.

The team leader for CAL Head Coach Cuonzo Martin has vastly improved his jump-shot. Watching his development from his junior season to this season has been dramatic. While we consider his shooting average he does sport a nice mid-range jumper. He will need to continue his shooting in order to keep opposing defenses honest.

Our opinion on Tyrone Wallace is that he has the ability to make an NBA roster. At this point in time we don’t believe he is a true PG. He is more of a SG who is an average shooter. Hwever, he has other attributes that can possibly help an NBA team. The potential to be a very good on-ball defender is there. His rebounding and physicality are NBA level worthiness.

For Tyrone Wallace to get drafted and get minutes in an NBA rotation his decision-making and shooting have to improve. He is more of a “tweener” in regards to the fact he isn’t a true PG or SG. What he is though is a good all-around basketball player. His hand should be 100% when the NBA combines and individual workouts occur. In a little better than average draft year in terms of overall talent, expect Tyrone Wallace to be drafted somewhere in the middle to late second round. 

BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF TYRONE WALLACE

 

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