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Name: Malik "Shake" Milton

School: SMU

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 79 (2015)

Birthdate: September 26, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: Owasso, Oklahoma

Family: 

- Parents Lisa and Myrion Milton

- Myrion passed in 2013 at 43 years old

- Both sisters are basketball players - Valanette played at Louisiana-Lafayette and Terryn is an accomplished High School player at Owasso High School

High School: Owasso High School

Accolades:

- 2015 Oklahoma Super 5 Player of the Year

- 2015 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team

- 2014 and 2015 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year

- Unanimous AAC All-Rookie Team

Twitter: SniperShake

Instagram: SniperShake

Height: 6'7 (Numbers taken from 2016 Nike Basketball Academy)

Weight: 205

Wingspan: 6'11.5

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Played with same AAU program as Semi Ojeleye - Mokan Elite

- Soft spoken, appears shy

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 10.5 PPG

- 3 RPG

- 2.7 APG

- 0.8 SPG

- 48% FG

- 43% 3

- 73% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 22 games

- 13.5 PPG

- 4.3 APG

- 4.3 RPG

- 1.3 SPG

- 42% FG

- 41% 3

- 84% FT

Analytics: 

- Good offensive (124.7) and defensive (95.4) rating per 100 possessions

- 4th in 3 point field goals made and offensive win shares in the AAC in 2016-17

- 5th in total assists, offensive rating, and win shares in the AAC in 2016-17

Position: Combo Guard

Greatest Strength: Size, athleticism, 3 point shooting

Greatest Weakness: Finishing at the basket

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 6

Speed: 7

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 8

3 point shooting: 7

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 8

Rebounding: 5

Motor: 8

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 

Steals: 7

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Quick at turning the corner using ball screens

- Gets caught in ball screens too often

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Good shooter

- Long athlete for a PG

- Does not finish well enough at the hoop - not polished

- Not considered a natural PG, but he is a good passer

- Unselfish

- Incredible physical tools - good NBA potential

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Stanford

- #1 Christian Sanders

- #14 Marcus Sheffield

- #2 Robert Cartwright

- Catch and shoot straightaway 3 - in and out

- Nice draw and help - drives left baseline, gets in air, draws help and hits Moore for layup

- Gets back in transition and takes the charge

- Catch and shoot left corner 3 - miss

- Great pass on drive from right 45, drew multiple defenders, kicked at last second to weak corner 3 wide open shooter

- Catch and shoot straightaway 3 - hits

- Good alley oop feed in transition

- Catch and shoot right corner 3 - miss

- Drives from right 45 left, takes floater - miss in and out again

- Perfect alley oop pass over the top of the D to Ojeleye from beyond 3 point line

- Catch and shoot straightaway 3 - hits

- Nice lob on backdoor cut moving right to his left for the dunk

- Great behind the back pass in transition

NBA Comparison: George Hill

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Early 2nd Round

Opinion: Milton has good skills and is an NBA athlete, but currently lacks the consistency to be an impact NBA player. Though Milton is not a natural PG, he is a very good passer. Defensively, Milton gets caught in ball screens too often but is a good on ball defender Milton's size, athleticism, and ability to play either guard position make him a really valuable prospect. I think he will be an early 2nd round pick and with development can become a good NBA player.