2022 NBA Draft Profile



Round 244
Drafted By:Atlanta Hawks
6-3 / 179 lbs
United States
Draft 2022


Acquired by GSW in trade with ATL
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Prospect Overview   

Smooth scoring guard whose midrange game made him a force at Toledo despite how much room he still has to improve as a 3-point shooter.  

About Ryan Rollins 

Ryan Rollins is a long, smooth guard who scored in bunches from the midrange while emerging as one of the top mid-major scorers in the country as a sophomore at Toledo.  Considered a fringe top-350 prospect in the high school class of 2020 following his senior year at Dakota High School (MI), the Detroit native nonetheless averaged 13.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over 30.4 minutes per game as a true freshman under head coach Tod Kowalczyk to earn MAC Freshman of the Year honors.

Showing improvement as a scorer and getting more freedom to operate as a sophomore, the talented slasher averaged 19.1 points, 6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.7 steals over 32.8 minutes per game on his way to All-MAC first team honors.

• Measured standing 6-foot-3.25 in shoes with a 179-pound frame that still has room to improve and a 6-foot-9.75 wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine, Rollins has impressive length for his height and is a very fluid athlete.

• Leading the Rockets in scoring on solid efficiency numbers despite his affinity for midrange pull-ups, Rollins created his own shot at a high level out of ball screens playing with good pace, creating separation in a variety of ways with nice footwork, and scoring from all three levels.  Making opportunistic plays scoring one-on-one and in the open floor, he showed deft touch on his floater and was effective finishing around the rim.  He still possesses room to round out his offensive game as he remains early in his development as a set shooter and proved more dynamic as a passer sometimes than others.

• Making an impact with his length and quickness when he was dialed in last season, Rollins had some positive moments on the defensive end and as a rebounder, but could benefit from becoming more consistent with his energy level and with his technique when playing off the ball.  

Advanced Stats

• Sometimes bringing the ball up the floor and sometimes getting it on the second side, Rollins played a significant role for Toledo leading the Rockets in points and finishing second in assists per game.  Doing much of his damage out of ball screens, his fluidity with the ball, capacity to change speeds, and ability to score from anywhere on the floor allowed him to put significant pressure on opposing defenses.  While he settled for some tough shots in the midrange, he finished at a strong rate, showed sharp footwork creating separation, and shot the three pretty well for stretches.

• With almost half of his shot attempts coming on pull-up jumpers, Rollins was prolific in the midrange.  Averaging 0.89 points per pull-up jump shot [72nd percentile] he made shots steadily inside the arc but often used the threat of his jumper to help himself get downhill as well.  More fluid than especially explosive with the ball, he used his deceptiveness off the dribble and quick step back moves to create the small windows needed for him to rise into his jumper.  

• With a third of his shots in the half court coming around the rim, Rollins scored an impressive 1.22 points per shot around the rim in the half court [68th percentile] and 0.85 points per floater [67th percentile].  While his vertical jump numbers earned him some buzz at the Combine, his efficiency inside is rooted in his ability to freeze defenders and then use his length to extend for scoops and touch shots.  Drawing fouls effectively in spots, his ability to continue to get stronger could help him make the most of the way he creates contact at the next level.

• Rollins scored 0.92 points per catch and shoot jump shot in the half court [39th percentile] and has room to smooth out his mechanics and expand his range to make the most of opportunities off the ball.  With nearly half of his jumpers coming inside the arc last season and his efficiency on both two-point and 3-point perimeter attempts hovering around the same mark, his floor game was a ways ahead of his spot up shooting ability as a sophomore.

• Making the simple play out of ball screens, Rollins could be a bit more creative as a passer.

Defensive Analysis

• Possessing terrific length, Rollins had some positive moments contesting shots, chipping in on the glass, and getting in the passing lanes defensively.  While he lacks a degree of consistency, has room to get stronger, and was not immune to lapses, he flashed some tenacity in spurts.

• Allowing 0.70 points per one-on-one possession [65th percentile], Rollins held his own on the ball, but did not always apply pressure the way he did other times.  Even so, at his best, he showed the ability to impact the game defensively to complement what he brought consistently on the offensive end.

— Profile by Synergy Sports