DRAFT TRADE: Traded to Philadelphia 76ers
About Shake Milton
Shake Milton is a versatile, unselfish guard with great size for a primary ball handler and an interesting combination of jump shooting and passing ability. A consensus top-100 prospect in the high school class of 2015, Milton had a productive freshman year at SMU, but showed marked improvement in each of his college seasons. He averaged 18 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game as a junior for Tim Jankovich’s Mustangs, but missed much of the second half of the season after breaking a bone in his right hand. Earned All-AAC Second Team honors despite his extended absence.
- Measured 6’5.5 in shoes with a 7’0.75 wingspan and 207-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has great size for a wing, let alone a primary ball handler, and nice strength. Has nice lateral quickness, but is not an overwhelmingly explosive athlete.
- Played a significant role for SMU as the team’s primary ball handler and leading scorer. Did quite a bit of his scoring off the ball after giving it up in the half court. Provides a lot of value as a floor spacer. Can also make some opportunistic plays taking what defenders give him off the dribble. Makes the simple play as a passer, but also shows creativity in spots feeding the roll man out of ball screen actions.
- Has good feet and the length to hold his own guarding the perimeter, but could stand to be more physical. Not particularly aggressive on the ball. Contests perimeter shots effectively and allowed just 0.806 points per Spot Up possession[76th percentile] as his size is bothersome to opposing shooters. Capable rebounder for a guard. Has nice potential as a team defender if he can play with a bit more toughness.
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Milton in the mix for 2018