Terrance Ferguson-SG-International
Size: 6’7 186lbs 

Terrance Ferguson

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Leaping ability
  • Solid rebounder for position
  • Decent shot already
  • Lateral quickness
  • Solid on defensive end

Analysis: Terrance Ferguson has been lost in the shuffle this past season when he decided to forego his college eligibility to play overseas for the Adelaide 36ers in Australia. However, Ferguson has been an electrifying player since his high school days where he finished as a top-20 national recruit and was selected for several prestigious high school all-star games including the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit (where he went on a 3 point shooting barrage). Ferguson’s combination of size and explosiveness immediately stand out and highlight his potential as an impactful NBA player, while he does not have elite length (6-9 wingspan), he has nice size for an NBA wing player at 6-7. Where Ferguson particularly stands out, however, is his tremendous leaping ability in space, particularly off of one foot. He posted a 38” max vertical at the NBA Combine, and it is also worth noting that he won the Ballislife All-American Dunk Contest back in April 2015, after performing a free-throw line dunk. Although, he is not a great shot creator, he gets great elevation on his mid range jumper and is able to shoot over the top of most defenders … He employs this ability frequently when working out of the post where he can face the basket and rise up for a routine jumper—this also gives him plenty of upside as a rebounder, and while he still has work to do to become a reliable factor on the glass, he has good motor and the necessary explosiveness to eventually be a consistent contributor in this area. He will especially be more effective on the boards as his frame fills out and he continues to get stronger, but he does a terrific job of compensating for his current lack of strength by almost always finding a man to box out when the shot goes up. Ferguson is also an excellent spot up shooter with potential for even further improvement with more repetition. He shot a very respectable 38.7% from distance this past season overseas, and he has great footwork before the catch with great elevation and a quick release.

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Frame needs muscle
  • Struggles against bigger, stronger guards
  • Shies away from contact
  • Doesn’t create his own shot
  • Ball handling

Analysis: One of the biggest concerns right now for Ferguson is his lack of an ideal frame, he checked in at the NBA Combine at just 184 pounds, which causes him to struggle containing bigger guards. He also can get pushed out of position pretty easily and get caught on screens. This also causes him to get pushed out of his spots on offense, as he often is not able to get all the way to the rim without an open lane. Against bigger guards and wings, he allows his man to go right through him most times without showing much resistance. On offense he is easily knocked off-balance when going to the basket, and he shies away from contact, limiting his size advantage. Ferguson also rarely gets to the free-throw line (2.2 FTA per 40 minutes), and he still needs to refine his in between game to become a better all-around offensive threat. His ball handling skills are very limited, and he struggles to create space, especially against better defenders. Right now he is limited to mostly catch and shoot offense and straight line drives. He also has much room for improvement as a passer and initiating offense, as he turns the ball over much more frequently than he registers assists. With his other limitations, he must be able to knock down perimeter shots consistently. He sometimes shoots on the way down, despite his excellent elevation on his jump shot, and he is a relatively poor free throw shooter (58.3%).

NBA Comparison: Terrance Ross

Draft Projection: Top 25

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