Tyrese Haliburton

Height: 6-5
Weight: 160
College: Iowa State
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 2/29/2000

2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 24
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Adequate shooter
Good playmaker
Good defender that can get steals
Good athlete
Versatile player that can play either backcourt position

 
Cons:

May struggle to consistently create his own shot
Unselfish to a fault, is far too passive on offense
May need to improve his rebounding

 
Summary:

Tyrese Haliburton is a tall, pass-first guard that can shoot and facilitate for teams on offense.  He’s seen as a 6-5 point guard that could project to be a Patrick Beverley type in the NBA by some, and ESPN’s Kevin Pelton is very high on him, according to A Sea of Blue.  His 43% three-point percentage, and 4.5 Assist to Turnover ratio will surely make him a fan favorite amongst statheads, as he may remind them of another Iowa State player and current Denver Nuggets point guard, Monte Morris.​

On the other hand, Haliburton rarely ever takes shots, to the point where he can cripple a team’s flow on offense.  He is a very low usage player, and he has a tendency for not taking enough chances on offense.  If Haliburton can ever find the right balance between shooting and passing, it could allow him to elevate his game to a whole another level.  If he has a solid sophomore season, he could end up being a first round pick in 2020.

 

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

A Sea of Blue’s Article On Kevin Pelton Ranking Prospects