Classification: Redshirt Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter from all over the floor
Very good free throw shooter
Adequate rebounder for a player his size
Adequate defender that can get steals
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Only an average athlete
Has limited experience against top competition
Relative unknown commodity
Jon Elmore is a skilled point guard that plays for head coach Dan D’Antoni, who is the brother of current Houston Rockets’ head coach Mike D’Antoni, and Dan D’Antoni has nearly a decade of experience as an assistant coach in the NBA.
Elmore is an intriguing prospect, because he is a point guard that may play in an NBA type of offense in college, which may give him a slight advantage over other borderline draft prospects. Elmore helped lead Marshall to an upset win over Wichita State this year in the tournament, and Jon Elmore is a player that may have the smarts and skills to end up on an NBA team’s summer league roster.