Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good low post scorer
Adept at collecting steals
Has played well against top competition
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
May be a classic tweener
Has limited experience against top competition
Matt Rafferty is a skilled combo forward that can get points and rebounds in the paint, and he is also a very good passer that can rack up assists. According to Sports-Reference, he leads all Division 1 players in Win Shares as of March 5th, and he currently averages roughly 17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, about 2 1/2 steals, and a little over one block per game this season.
While he may be far from being a lock to make it to the NBA, Rafferty has been a very productive player, and he’s helped them get wins over Loyola (IL) and Villanova. Right now, he could end up making his way onto an NBA team’s summer league roster later this year.