#22 Khris Middleton | F

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 215

Position: Small Forward

Team: Texas A&M

Class: Junior


Right-handed… Middleton made a name for himself as a sophomore with his classic all-around game and consistent play for the Aggies. He's bolstered his statistics across the board his breakout year… Middleton's a young prospect (a year younger than most of his classmates), with a wiry frame and pretty good length… The majority of his offense comes from the mid-range as he isn't quite quick enough to get all the way to the bucket, nor is he a consistent enough shooter to hit from behind the arc. He does most of his damage on pull-up jumpers (where he is one of the best player's in the country at transitioning from the dribble into his shot) and floaters. He has a quick release and great body control to get his shot off quickly and hang in the air to finish… As a spot up shooter, Middleton is seemingly always ready to shoot in his stance and again, he can get his shot off rather quickly if defenders close in… Off the dribble, Middleton prefers to go left and spin back to his left or use cross-overs to get some separation between him and his defender and get his shot off. With the ball in his hands, he possesses solid court vision and has the quick reads to get the ball advanced to his teammates in scoring positions…

Middleton isn't all that explosive or athletic, but he has a high basketball IQ, a great feel for the game and an all-around skillset… His 3-point shooting is rather inconsistent and a lot of it has to do with his irregular shooting form- he pushes the ball from in front of his face… He doesn't have a great handle and will certainly need to improve this with the type of game that Middleton plays. His handle is loose and makes him prone to getting pick-pocketed and turning the ball over. He struggles to change direction quickly, making him more of a transitional ball-handler instead of an above-average slasher at the next level… His lack of explosiveness makes Middleton just an average finisher around the rim.

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