2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Khalif Wyatt, Shooting Guard, Temple

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Name: Khalif Wyatt

Age: 21 (will be 22 by draft)

Height: 6-foot-4

Position: Shooting Guard

School/Country: Temple

Latest Stats: 20.5 ppg, 4.0 apg, 2.9 rpg, 1.7 spg

 

The Temple Owls ended the 2012-13 season with some strong play and Khalif Wyatt was the catalyst behind it. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard had a terrific two-game showing in the NCAA Tournament, but it was his offensive firepower that drew the attention of so many. Collectively, Wyatt averaged 20.5 points per game this past season and at times, he was seemingly unstoppable within the Atlantic 10 Conference.

While Wyatt can score in bunches, his NBA hype is not all that high. He can’t do much more in proving his work on the offensive end because his past numbers speak for themselves. If Wyatt has any chance to hear his name called on draft night, it will come in the latter portion of the second round, but for now that’s not looking like the case.

 

Strengths: Wyatt’s offensive skill set speaks for himself. He can shoot the three ball, but he has enough awareness in which he is crafty in slashing to the rim. Wyatt has a wingspan that spans nearly 6-feet, 9-inches, so he can create tips and deflections on the defensive end.

 

Weaknesses: Wyatt has average height for the shooting guard position and although he can score the basketball particularly well, NBA scouts are not sure how well that will translate to the professional level. Wyatt has good length, but he lacks vertical quickness and athleticism.

 

Draft Projection: Undrafted

 

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