Killian Hayes

Age:

19.2


Date of Birth:

07/27/2001


Nationality:

France


Height:

6'6"


Wingspan:

6'8.25"


Current Team:

Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)

Skills

Rankings

Rating:

star star star star star


Ranking:

#1

Generation:

2001


Intel

Advisor/Agent:

David Bauman


Interest Level in NCAA:

None


Other Intel:

Was interested in the NCAA at some point but his father, DeRon, encouraged him to stay in Europe and turn pro.

Declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.


Physical Tools

Positional Size/Length

Optimal size and length for a primary initiator at 6’6″ tall with a 6’8.25″ wingspan.

Solid physical frame, and a strong core allows him to play through contact.

Impressive open court athlete who shows good speed with and without the ball in transition.

Solid leaper who can play above the rim with a head full of steam.

Passing

Primary Initiatior

Reactive passer on the move who takes advantage of the attention he generates as a driver to find open teammates after beating his man in the perimeter and drawing help defenders.

His 6’6” size is a plus, as he’s able to find open shooters and cutters on the drive and make passes over smaller defenders.

Polished pick-and-roll handler who is able to read and deliver the ball with accuracy and timing to the roll-man. Makes advanced reads for his age.

Versatile in his deliveries with his left hand. Knows angles and bounces to thread the needle and get the ball to teammates through traffic. Routinely delivers one-hand passes across his body to the weak side corner. Struggles to make passes with his right hand.

Patient and poised as a half-court ball-handler, rarely plays out of control.

Has an unselfish approach to the game.

Shooting

All-Around Shooter

Has improved exponentially through the past two years, developing from an inconsistent shooter into a crafty pull-up shooter who is able to take advantage of screens and punish defenders who go under.

Shows flashes as an isolation pull-up scorer, being able to create space for step-back and side-step jumpers with his polished handles and footwork.

Relies on off the dribble shooting partly because of slow catch & shoot prep.

Free throw percentages have consistently been in the 80s for the last few years.

Driving

Advantage Driver

Fluid handler in drive initiation. Able to create advantages both by using screens and in isolation with his creative ball-handling ability, as he uses crossovers and hesitations to create space against his opponent.

Struggles to keep his dribble alive in traffic because of his reliance on his left hand. Has the tendency to pick up his dribble against the slightest of defensive pressures when going right, which forces him into tough shots and ill-advised kick out passes.

Unable to gain much momentum as a driver in traffic, especially on his second and third steps.

Defense

Guard Defender/Disruptive Off-Ball Defender

Optimal size and length which he uses to defend both backcourt positions. Especially effective at applying pressure against smaller opponents at the point-of-attack. Does an excellent job of navigating and fighting through screens.

Could improve his defensive footwork, can be flat footed at times, which leaves him vulnerable against opponents with above average start/stop deceptiveness.

Plays with effort on the defensive end and routinely makes plays outside of his comfort zone. Routinely attempts and comes up with chase-down blocks in transition.

Uses his length and timely help defense to make plays on the defensive end.

Articles

2020 NBA Draft Survey

https://id-prospects.com/2020-nba-draft-survey/

24 September 2020

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