De’Anthony Melton

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
College: USC
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 5/28/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 40
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
​2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 46 by the Houston Rockets

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter from all over the floor
Fairly good playmaker
Good rebounder
Good defensive player that can get steals
Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Can be too passive on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Plays in a zone defensive scheme
Relative unknown commodity
Has not played in game action this season

Summary:

De’Anthony Melton is an athletic point guard that had a strong freshman season, and he was a fill-in-the-blanks, all-around contributor for USC.  He is a pass-first point guard that can do a little bit of everything on the court.

Unfortunately, he has not been able to play this season as he has been under investigation by the NCAA, and as they have not reached a finite decision on his status during this year, Melton has decided to leave school with his eye on the draft.  This should not put much of a damper on his draft stock however, and Melton is a talented, skilled player that could be a potential first round pick in 2018.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Daily News Article about USC 

Los Angeles Times’ Article on Melton Leaving School

Games Scouted:

1/19/17 USC vs. Arizona

5/18/18 NBA Draft Combine

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