Evan Turner

Height / Weight
6' 7" / 210 lbs
Position
Point Guard
Country
United States
School
Ohio State University
NBA 2010 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 2
SCOUTING REPORT
Offense

Strengths
• Good court vision
• Great size/speed combination
• Excellent ball-handler
• Can create shots one-on-one or off a screen
• Anticipates offensive rebounds well
• Very patient – does not force plays
• Excellent control in transition
• Creates plenty of mismatches

Weaknesses

• Perimeter shooting
• Bothered by smaller, quicker defenders
• Needs to attack the basket more and finish strong
• Still learning how to be a point guard – can be indecisive when he should be a distributor vs. scorer

Defense

Strengths
• Can guard 4 positions
• Excellent rebounder
• Closes out on shooters well



Weaknesses
• Has trouble staying in front of smaller guards
• Tends to reach instead of moving feet


Analysis

Turner had the potential to be a very good NBA player as a shooting guard or small forward. This season he has adjusted well to playing the point position, enough that he has become intriguing as a “point forward” possibility. On offense, he shows very good control of his team’s offense and has the ability to create shots for himself or his teammates. If he has one nagging weakness, it is inconsistent outside shooting. Defensively, Turner is still improving, and has shown the ability to guard much smaller and much larger players. He has shown excellent rebounding ability, even when playing defense away from the basket. He is a good leader and has the skills already to play right away in the NBA.


- Ed Isaacson