Nick Weatherspoon

Updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
College: Mississippi State
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 11/2/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate playmaker
Adequate rebounder
Fairly good defensive player
Gifted athlete

 
Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead him to commit turnovers
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Can be too inconsistent in games
Potential character risk, was suspended due to violating team rules

 
Summary:

Nick Weatherspoon is an athletic, skilled combo guard that could project to be a two-way player in the NBA.  He had a good freshman season despite having to share the backcourt with other notable prospects such as Lamar Peters and his brother, Quinndary Weatherspoon.

​Right now, Nick Weatherspoon might not project to be a pure point guard, but he is a quick, agile playmaker that has good foot speed to get into the lane to garner scores, and he also is very active defensively.  Though he shot the ball reasonably well this year, it was in a low volume role on offense, and he also missed a handful of games due to being suspended for violating team rules.  Even worse, he was not even cleared to play in the NCAA Tournament after last having played in February.   Right now, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2020 draft.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

NBC Sports’ Article on Weatherspoon Testing the Waters

24/7 Sports’ Article on Weatherspoon Returning

Clarion Ledger’s Article on Nick Weatherspoon’s Lengthy Suspension

Games Scouted:

2/6/19 Mississippi State vs. LSU

1/4/20 Mississippi State vs. Auburn

1/22/20 Mississippi State vs. Arkansas

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