Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
College: Florida State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good scorer off the dribble
Decent defensive player
Good size to play either backcourt position
Needs to improve his shooting
Can play too selfishly on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Does not collect enough steals
Overshadowed by his higher profile teammates
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Xavier Rathan-Mayes is a skilled combo guard that excels at attacking the basket to garner scores. He is a good scorer off the dribble, and he has the speed and quickness to regularly get into the lane. Plus, he can be a good playmaker when he decides to play within the team system.
On the other hand, Rathan-Mayes has been an inconsistent shooter over the years, and he has not shot as well as expected of him when he first came into college. He is also not a top-flight athlete, but he may have the size and athletic ability to perhaps be a capable defender at the next level.
RIght now, he may be a borderline second round candidate. Mayes may be skilled enough to play in the NBA, but he does not have a whole lot of draft buzz at the moment. If he shows that he can shoot and run the point effectively, he could end up being a decent role player in this league.
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