Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be too scoring focused on offense
May be often hidden on weaker matchups defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Not an elite athlete
C.J. Massinburg is a score-first, combo guard that can get buckets at will, and he was able to score 43 points to help engineer a win over West Virginia early in the season, and he also scored 25 points in a victory over Syracuse.
Right now, he may be a second round prospect for the upcoming draft. He is a prolific scorer that can get buckets in a variety of ways, but concerns about his athleticism, playmaking, and defensive skills could be potential road blocks. In a favorable scenario, he could end up making his way to the association and end up being a similar player to former San Antonio Spurs’ guard, Gary Neal in the NBA.