Malik Curry

Created on 5/6/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
College: West Virginia
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: Unknown

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid mid-range shooter
Decent scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball fairly well
Decent rebounder for his size
Decent defender
Solid athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his three-point shot
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Undersized for his position
Didn’t get as much playing time as expected this past season

Summary:

Malik Curry is an agile, skilled combo guard that played at Old Dominion before transferring to play at West Virginia for the 2021-22 season.  He is a skilled scorer that excels at attacking the hoop to score the basketball. He thrives at scoring off mid-range jumpers and off the dribble, and he’ll throw his body around to draw fouls upon his defenders in order to get to the free throw line. 

On the other hand, he will need to improve his three-point shot and show that he can reliably run the point, especially at higher levels.  He may need to spend at least a season in the G-League and/or overseas to hone his game, but he is an athletic, microwave type of scorer that could carve out a solid playing career in professional basketball.

Links:
RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:
4/29/22 Game 2 of the 2022 TBPC

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