Ricky Council IV

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
College: Arkansas
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/3/2001

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 44
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball fairly well
Decent rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Good athlete

Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can have lapses defensively


Ricky Council IV is an athletic, energetic swingman that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He has a quick first step that enables him to score on strong drives to the hoop, and he also can make hustle plays on both ends of the floor.  He’ll need to improve his outside shot, especially as his three-point percentages have taken a nosedive in recent years, but if he can continue to progress and hone his game, he could project to be a solid role player in the NBA.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN Player Profile
The Wichita Eagle’s Article on Council
247Sports’ Article on Council Transferring to Arkansas

Games Scouted:
2/18/21 Wichita State vs. Houston
11/19/21 Wichita State vs. Arizona
11/22/22 Arkansas vs. Creighton
12/10/22 Arkansas vs. Oklahoma
1/7/23 Arkansas vs. Auburn
1/11/23 Arkansas vs. Alabama

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