My Scouting Report for Jarrett Culver

Jarrett Culver

Texas Tech Red Raiders (MBB)
SG | PG | |
United States

Scouting Analysis

Players Scouting Analytics by tirdodbehbehani . Position :Shooting Guard [SG]

Skill Attribute
Speed (Lateral)
Moves well for his size. Has good foot speed, but can get feet can get tangled up on occassion
Speed (Agility)
Not blazingly quick overall, but quick enough. Nice first step. Solid vertical, takes long strides. Great body control
Dribbling Ability
Has nice guard moves and tight handle, goes to crossover and stop-start often. Mostly goes right, less effective going left. Struggles dribbling in traffic, can lead to turnovers.
Passing Ability
Good patience here, can hit open man. Nice whip to passes, thrown with high velocity.
Free Throws
Good slasher, .417FTr on 68.3 FT%
Long range shot consistency (3s)
Shooting 34% from 3, 29.7% from NBA range. Inconsistent and slightly below average shooter. Not afraid to pull the trigger. There is a hitch in his jumper: he takes an extra moment to load his jumper when the ball is at his head. Work in progress, but the confidence is there
Mid-range shot consistency
Solid mid-range pull-up, often uses it when he gets a smaller defender matched up on him and rises up above him.
Decision Making
A bit slow, but calculated, in his decision making. Can be a bit lazy with his passes. Most of his mistakes occur in a relatively short span of possessions, not over time. Would like to see him take smaller defenders to the rim on switches. Additionally, a tad too many tough threes. Occasionally develops tunnel vision attacking the basket, but sees the floor well when running the offense
Ability to Finish in the lane
Really good finisher. Has some really nice, crafty finishes, and is shooting 68.9% at the rim. He can use his length to extend and finish, and even has a nice euro step. However, can also be out of control attacking the rim and struggles finishing against bigs. Might still be learning how to utilize his newfound size here
Effective Post up
Doesn't post up too much, may be something he can develop in the future. When he does post up, is a much better passer than shooter. He does a great job of passing to the open man when the double comes, but he prefers turnaround jumpers instead of backing his man down and attacking.
Play off the Ball
Intelligent, can be seen instructing players where to be. Does a good job setting flare screens. Never stands still, always looking for space. Can be really good here if jumper improves
Uses screens effectively
Nice ball handler in the PnR. Gets downhill in a hurry, uses stop-start dribble to create space. Can make the pass too
Fast Release Time
Very slow release, attributed to hitch. Shot slows at the head, needs time to load. Bothered by shot contests
Nice rebounder, sports 5.6 OR% and 17.9 DR%. Does a decent job boxing out, but can lose positioning on occasion. Does a good job of immediately getting his head up and looking for the outlet pass.
Defensive Effectiveness (Zone)
No sample size
Defensive Effectiveness (Man to Man)
Great contesting jumpers with his length, ranks in the 97th percentile defending jumpers according to Synergy. Bites on pump fakes a bit too easily though. Impressive intensity off-ball, stays engaged. Can be a bit out of position with aggressive help defense, but this is part of Texas Tech's defensive DNA. Can struggle against bigger, stronger players, needs to put on more weight at next level.
Moderately disruptive defender, with a 3.90 Stock%. Shows great anticipation and timing in jumping passing lanes. Does a great job making it tough for opponents to shoot over him, closes out hard and gets his hands up
Leadership Ability
Not the most natural leader, but not afraid of the moment. Lets his play do the talking and doesn't have an ego.
Most versatile player in this year's class. Can switch 1-5, while also being able to do a plethora of different things offensively
Great kid, grounded, hard worker, confident
Versatility, Passing, Athleticism, Finishing
Strength, Outside Shooting
Overall Analysis
Jarrett Culver is a well-rounded, versatile wing with real upside. He isn't necessarily elite in any particular area, but he does almost everything well enough. He's just had a huge growth spurt, and reports say that he may still have more room to grow. If he continues to grow, he may be able to even play as a small-ball 5. He possesses a rare skill: the ability to influence the game when his shooting touch may not be there. He truly has the potential to be a great wing player if he continues to develop and grow, which should put him as a top 5 prospect in the 2019 NBA Draft
Compares to
Nicolas Batum/Evan Turner/Kyle Anderson
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak