George’s great scoring ability playing role in draft stock

NBA TEAMS are always looking to add some scoring power to their respective lists, and that is exactly what Keyonte George brings to the table.

The explosive bucket getter is looking likely to be selected in the lottery of the upcoming NBA Draft, largely thanks to his ability to deliver an impressive level of production on the offensive end of the court.

Boasting a combination of size, speed and strength, George will be an intriguing prospect on draft night, given he can likely contribute to an NBA side in the immediate future, especially the teams looking to build around the future stars of the league.

Keyonte George

TEAM: Baylor Bears
DOB: 08/11/2003
HEIGHT: 6ft 4in
WEIGHT: 185lbs

Growing up in Texas as a junior, George suited up for Lewisville High School, and made a name for himself with his strong mentality and elite scoring ability. He averaged 21 points and four rebounds as a freshman, quickly becoming the team’s number one option on offence. He was named the district’s offensive player of the year, and his name was soon spreading around the country ahead of signing with another school.

A consensus five-star recruit, the guard was name by a number of recruiters as one of the best scoring players of the 2022 class. Despite getting some offers from big name schools, he put pen to paper to sign with Baylor, perhaps being intrigued by having a bigger role in comparison to some higher-profile sides.

George also boasts international experience, having represented the United States in the FIBA 3×3 Under 18 World Cup. In 2021, he averaged 8.2 points per game, which was the most of anyone in the tournament, and successfully led his side to a gold medal in the process.

As Sade once sang, ‘he’s a smooth operator’, and brings a solid level of athleticism to the court. Although not among the most elite athletes of the draft, he still exhibits plenty of explosiveness with ball in hand.

His jump shot sees the ball released at the ideal time, which helps his shooting ability around the court. George can easily create his own shot, although his shot selection sometimes sees low percentages from the field. The same can be said for his three-point shooting, with his accuracy affected by the tough shots he takes at times.

While not necessarily known for his defensive feats, George still holds his own as an on-ball defender. If he can continue to develop this part of his game, NBA teams will be less likely to look for the switch onto him in the coming years.

A scorer with shades of Bradley Beal, George seems to be an ideal fit for the modern NBA game, given his ability to create his own looks and score off isolation plays.

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