Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Country: USA (Altamonte Springs, FL)
School: IMG Academy
Classification: High School Senior
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 30
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 24 by the Portland Trail Blazers
Good scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter from all over the floor
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good free throw shooter
Adequate rebounder for a player his size
Very good athlete
May have significant upside
Can display spotty shot selection
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Can be too scoring focused on offense
His effort on defense can lag at times
May not collect enough steals or blocks
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Needs to add strength
Relative unknown commodity
Anfernee Simons is an athletic combo guard that could project to be a Dennis Schroder type of player in the NBA. He is a speedy, agile scorer that can knock down floaters and pull-up jumpers, and he can quickly barrel his way into the lane to get his shots up.
On the other hand, Simons tends to look for his shot and foremost, as he may tend to hold the ball too long, and he may not look to involve his teammates enough. He is a talented combo guard that could develop if a team is patient with him, as he could be a potential first round pick in 2018.
ESPN Article on Simons’ Thinking of Entering 2018 Draft
ESPN Ranking Simons Among Top 100 Prospects
7/12/17 Team Breakdown vs. Sports U
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