Taevion Kinsley

Created on 9/8/20.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 177
College: Marshall
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 3/10/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Solid scorer off the dribble
Solid mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Decent playmaker
Adequate rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Reluctant to take threes
Only an average free throw shooter
Not an elite rebounder
Can have lapses defensively
Has limited experience against top competition

Summary:

Taevion Kinsley 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.  On the downside, he doesn’t take enough threes in games, and didn’t shoot the ball very well from beyond the arc this past season.

He also is an unselfish player that will move the basketball, and he also will challenge shots to force misses defensively.  Kinsley 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 enable him to be a solid pick for an NBA team in the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
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

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