5 - Kyle Guy

6-2, 170 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Virginia Junior
08/11/97 (24.2 yrs)
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Lawrence Central
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Seth Curry

Strengths: After hitting big shot after big shot in route to an NCAA Championship at Virginia, Kyle Guy is throwing his hat in the ring in the 2019 NBA draft … An extremely high level long range shooter, Guy averaged .425% from beyond the arc over 3 years at Virginia … His range goes well beyond the NBA mark, and he’s extremely solid in the corners, where this skill has major appeal for spacing concerns … Kyle is crafty running off screens and has good enough ball handling to be able to create some separation when needed … Additionally, he has a quick release with excellent form which will aid him when shooting against longer, more athletic defenders … He also converted at the free throw line at an impressive 83% clip last season, and showcased the ability to hit big shots under lots of pressure throughout the Cavaliers tourney run … A surprisingly effective finisher around the rim, Guy is pretty quick and has the ability to improvise and hit a variety of flip shots and layups around the hoop … Hit 66.7% of his shots at the rim (, which is very good for a player listed at 6’2 … Not a point guard, but has good vision, and is capable of making the right pass. In addition, he’s an extremely low mistake player who only turned the ball over 116 times in 3081 minutes during three seasons at Virginia (1 TO per 26 minutes of play) … Full of a vast array of tricks and hesitation moves in order to draw contact on his shots … An above average athlete, Kyle tested a 36.5 vertical, a 3.06 shuttle run and a 3.28 second 3/4 court sprint … He also displays plenty of in game quickness, and extremely quick hands on the defensive end. While undersized from an NBA capacity, playing in such a team defensive system in college helped display a good defensive IQ that will help make up for his slight frame and lack of height … A 6’4.5; wingspan is also a decent measurement for a player barely over 6 feet tall … A plus rebounder for a player with his physical makeup, his 4.8 rpg mark in ACC play was actually up from his non-conference number …

Weaknesses: The biggest and most obvious knock on Kyle Guy is just a sheer lack of both height, and muscle … At just 168.7 pounds at the combine, he was the lightest player, and would be one of the lightest players in the NBA … He’ll need to gain strength to be able to fight off, and defend NBA guards … Additionally, at 6’0.75 barefoot and 6’2.25 in shoes, he’s very undersized for an NBA shooting guard … This will hinder his effectiveness on both ends of the floor … Even in an era where combo guards are more and more apparent, Guy will need to take his ball handling from above average to good or better in order to find regular minutes on an NBA court … Despite a solid wingspan his 7’11.5 standing reach will make him very easy to shoot over for opposing players … Playing next to Ty Jerome, he didn’t need to act as a facilitator much for the Cavaliers, but improving on his ability to set up others, and acting as more of a facilitator will help his cause at the next level as well … Transitioning to a true combo guard and less of an undersized two has been a good blue print for players similar to him that have made it in the NBA, and Guy would be wise follow suit …

Overall: Kyle Guy is one of the best shooters in the 2019 draft, and a very heady player with an immense bag of tricks to boot. His overall appeal is hindered greatly by his smaller frame, and lack of length, but improvement as a ball handler and initiating some offense could really help his cause. Guy may or may not be drafted, but players with his range and track record of clutch moments don't come along every day. Singing him to a two way contract and seeing how he develops would be worthwhile if he doesn’t bolt overseas. He could very well find himself as a valued reserve with a year or two of development in professional basketball under his belt.

Notes: Measured 6’0.75 without shoes, 6’2.25; with shoes, 167 lbs, with a 6’4.5 wingspan and 7’11.5; standing reach at the June 2019 NBA Combine … 2019 NCAA Tournament Outstanding Player. All-ACC 1st Team (2018,2019)

David Ray 6/13/19

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