Shake Milton

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
College: SMU
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 9/26/1996

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 27
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
​2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 54 by the Dallas Mavericks (rights traded to the Philadelphia 76ers)

Pros:

Good scorer off the dribble
Good shooter from all over the floor
Very good free throw shooter
Good playmaker that can run the point
Good defensive player
Solid athlete
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Great size to play either backcourt position

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Unselfish to a fault
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be too inconsistent in games
Missed considerable time due to a hand injury

Summary:

Shake Milton is a tall, athletic combo guard that could be a potential first round pick in the upcoming draft.  He is a gifted ball handler that can make jumpers or get scores off the dribble, and he is also a table setter that looks for his teammates first.​

But, he can also be too passive on offense, as he can be too content to hang in the background at times.  Also, he can be quite inconsistent with his jump shot, as that combined with his lack of assertiveness could make him struggle more offensively at the next level.​

Right now, he is an intriguing prospect.  Milton is a skilled basketball player that can significantly help a team on offense, and he could end up being a first round pick in 2018.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Dallas News Article on Milton’s Hand Injury

Games Scouted:

12/18/17 SMU vs. Boise State

1/17/18 SMU vs. Wichita State

5/17/18 NBA Draft Combine

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