BYU's Brandon Davies: 2nd Round NBA Draft Pick
Davies, the 6'9" senior star for the BYU Cougars, is having quite a season for his team, yet is going largely unnoticed at this time. Despite the fact that he is averaging 20 points and 8 rebounds, to go along with the complete stat line of 2.7 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals. Super-versatile, scouts are starting to take note.
The power forward prospect has the complete versatile mix NBA front offices are looking for from a second-round pick. There isn't much risk in this senior and he has the skill set to score inside (26 percent of his shot attempts come at the rim, 83 percent field-goal mark in this area), and out (74 percent of his shots outside the paint, 44 percent on these jumpers) are very solid numbers for a stretch-the-floor forward. But, Davies has the aggressiveness to mix it up down low even moreso than his jump-shooting numbers give him credit for; he has a free-throw rate of .63, meaning for every three field-goal attempts, Davis is at the foul line two times. Playing on the perimeter, has seemingly made Davies more dangerous to put the ball on the floor for one or two dribbles and get to the rim as his shooting numbers and conversation rates are up across the board.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 12 -29- 12