Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good shooter from all over the floor
Excels at attacking the basket
Adequate rebounder for a player his size
Adequate defensive player
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
May be a bit undersized to play the point
Relative unknown commodity
Jairus Lyles is a gifted scorer that can make shots from anywhere on the court. He scored 28 points to lift UMBC to a surprising upset victory over 1st seeded Virginia in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament, as he has immediately vaulted in the tournament legend status due to helping his team be the first 16 seed to defeat a 1 seed in history.
He is a strong candidate to be invited to Portsmouth, and he is a talented player that could perhaps potentially make an NBA roster someday.