Updated on 6/28/23. Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Solid rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can play too wildly on offense, is turnover prone
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Hunter Maldonado had a solid senior season for Wyoming this year. He helped lead them to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, and he is a tall playmaker that has racked up plenty of points, rebounds, and assists for his team. However, he’s been very turnover prone in big games, and he’s struggled at times to consistently create his own shot in non-post-up possessions. He also will need to improve his outside shot, and he’s made below 30% of his three-pointers over the course of his collegiate career.
He’s an old school, throwback style of player that relies on posting up to make plays on offense, but he also is a solid playmaker that can reliably run the point. There are some concerns about his jump shot and less than ideal athletic gifts, but his skill set and ability to play multiple positions could enable him to earn a roster spot in the NBA.
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