Jon Elmore

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

College: Marshall

Classification: Redshirt Senior

Birthdate: 12/20/1995

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Crafty scorer off the dribble

Adequate shooter from all over the floor

Very good free throw shooter

Prolific scorer

Good playmaker

Adequate rebounder for a player his size

Adequate defender that can get steals

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Only an average athlete

Has limited experience against top competition

Relative unknown commodity

Summary:

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.

Links:

RealGM Profile

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

Marshall Athletics’ Article ​on Elmore’s NBA Feedback

Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Article on Elmore Returning