About De'Anthony Melton
De’Anthony Melton is a terrific defensive guard with a developing offensive game who did not appear in game action at USC during the 2017-2018 season after being deemed ineligible. Considered a top-250 recruit in the high school class of 2016, but emerged as a regular starter as a true freshman for a USC team that won two games in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Made a splash with his ability to disrupt opposing offenses during his only collegiate season. Averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game for Andy Enfield’s Trojans and earned an invitation to play at last summer’s adidas Nations.
- Measured 6’3.25 in shoes with a 6’8.5 wingspan and 193-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has impressive length for a combo guard to go along with nice all-around athleticism.
- Did not play a particularly large role for the Trojans offensively splitting time on and off the ball, but showed some promise as a shooter, did some little things, and made major contributions defensively. Was incredibly pesky with his hands and played with a steady motor.
- Competitive defender who does a great job staying attached and forcing opposing shooters off the line closing out impressively. Has great natural instincts chasing opposing scorers all over the floor. Active with his hands defending on the ball. Allowed 0.778 points per Isolation possession[50th percentile]. Makes some sneaky plays poking the ball away from behind. Great rebounder for his size, always around the ball. Wingspan and activity level make him a factor in the passing lanes off the ball.
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Melton in the mix for 2018