Tyus Battle

Height: 6-6

Weight: 210

College: Syracuse

Classification: Junior

Birthdate: 9/23/1997

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 75

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Good scorer off the dribble

Fairly good mid-range shooter

Excels at scoring on the move

Very good free throw shooter

Adequate playmaker

Decent defensive player

Solid athlete

Versatile player that can play multiple positions

Good size to play out on the perimeter

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Can struggle to score in traffic

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

Not an elite ball handler, struggles to use his left hand

Needs to improve his rebounding

Plays in a zone-heavy defensive scheme

Can have lapses defensively

Summary:

Tyus Battle is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can score and defend when he is out on the floor.   He can make a variety of shots to help his team on offense, and he is also an active defender.  He’s played a vital role for his team, as he has been instrumental in Syracuse’s success this season.

However, he can be too streaky in games, and he will need to show teams that he can play effective man-to-man defense at the next level.  He’s struggled to make shots efficiently recently, but Battle is a versatile player that could end up being a second round pick in 2019.​

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

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NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Syracuse.com’s Article on Battle Returning