Derrick Walton Jr.
Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 59
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Very good shooter, especially from deep
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Very good free throw shooter
Very good playmaker
Adequate defensive player
Better than advertised athlete
May struggle to finish plays in traffic
Can be too passive on offense
Struggles to defend more athletic players
Undersized to play the point
Not overly explosive
Derrick Walton is a skilled point guard that can really shoot the basketball. He is a very good shooter that can make many threes from beyond the arc, and he is a caretaker that can run the team effectively at the point.
On the other hand, he may be undersized to play the point, and his lack of size or elite athletic tools may hurt his ability to defend or finish plays in the paint in games. But he is a smart, skilled player that operates as a solid game manager, as he tends to make quality decisions with the ball in his hands.
Right now, he may project to be a borderline second round pick. While his limitations could make it difficult for him to secure a spot to be drafted in the upcoming draft, his smarts and offensive skills could allow him to succeed as a Chucky Atkins type of player in the NBA.
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