Updated on 6/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
College: California Baptist
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Solid rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Versatile guard that can play either backcourt position
Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can over-dribble into traffic, can be turnover prone
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete
Limited experience against top competition
He is a tall, pass-first point guard from Australia that has been receiving some draft buzz, most notably from former ESPN’s draft analyst Chad Ford this season. Taran Armstrong has quietly had a solid freshman season, though he’s posted numbers against lukewarm competition, and he didn’t play well at all against Texas. He’s also not a tremendous athlete, so NBA scouts and teams may have to decide if they want to draft him based on his feel for the game and skills. Currently, Armstrong projects to be a second round prospect whenever he elects to enter the NBA draft.
Chad Ford’s NBA Big Board’s Article on Top Point Guards in the 2022 Draft
7/12/19 NBA Global Academy Australia vs. The Skill Factory
7/3/21 Australia vs. Mali (U19 World Cup Game)
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