College: Kansas State
2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 55
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent defensive player
Has very good strength
Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step to the hoop
Needs to be more assertive on offense
Can play too wildly on offense
Can pick up quick fouls
Xavier Sneed is a tough, physical swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. He scored 22 points, made 5 threes, and grabbed 9 rebounds to help Kansas State get a stunning upset win over Kentucky in the Sweet 16.
While Sneed’s shooting percentages on the season have been lower than expected, his timely shooting was pivotal in Kansas State’s win over Kentucky in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Sneed is an athletic, high motor player that may project into a 3 and D role at the next level, as he could definitely be a player to keep an eye on in 2020.