Updated on 5/27/23. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid scorer off the dribble
Fairly good mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his outside shot
Reluctant to take threes
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Needs to add strength
Has limited experience against top competition
Taevion Kinsey is an athletic, skilled combo guard that could project to be a solid role player in the NBA. He can score the basketball in a variety of ways. He has a quick first step to the hoop, and he is a good mid-range shooter that gets great elevation on his shot. He also can score in the post as well as on off-ball motion plays.
He also is an unselfish player that will move the basketball, and he also will challenge shots to force misses defensively. Recently, Kinsey announced that he will return for his senior season next year. Kinsey will need to improve his three-point shot and be a more consistently focused defender in games, but his ability to score combined with his athleticism could make him an intriguing option for NBA teams in the second round of the 2023 draft.
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
The Parthenon’s Article on Kinsey Returning for his Senior Season
YouTube’s Highlights of the 1/30/20 Marshall-Florida International Game via Stadium
YouTube’s Highlights of the 2/8/20 Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech via Stadium
1/15/21 Marshall vs. Western Kentucky
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