Taevion Kinsey

Updated on 8/20/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 185
College: Marshall
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 3/10/2000

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:
Solid scorer off the dribble
Fairly good mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Very good athlete

Cons:

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

Summary:

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 trust his three-point shot more and be a more consistently focused defender in games, but his ability to score combined with his athleticism could enable him to be a solid pick for an NBA team in the 2022 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile
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

Games Scouted:
1/15/21 Marshall vs. Western Kentucky

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