Nassir Little NBA Draft Profile, Prediction, Age and Scouting Report

Dan Israeli
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Nassir Little Jr. Height, Wingspan, Weight & Age

Player: Nassir Little

Position: Small Forward

Height: 6' 6"

Wingspan: 7' 2"

Weight: 225 pounds

Age: 19
College: UNC Tar Heels

Nassir Little Stats

Nassir Little played sparingly during his one year at UNC and the stats bear it out. He averaged just 9.8 points per game in 18.2 minutes of action, all coming off the bench. While Nassir is still raw from a development standpoint, he has plenty of upside thanks to his elite athleticism and ability to guard multiple positions.

Little has an impressive wingspan for a player of his height, which combined with his leaping ability makes him a threat on the offensive glass. His athleticism makes him a strong finisher in transition and he has shown ability as a slasher in the half court. While he did not shoot well from three during his freshman year, his 77 percent mark at the line was promising.

In addition to improving his shooting, Little's offensive game needs development as far as his ball handling, passing ability, and overall awareness. He will not be able to thrive on athleticism alone in the NBA, as his basketball IQ is still a work in progress. Little has all the makings of a boom-or-bust pick, but will be drafted in the first round on his upside alone.

Nassir Little Jr. Highlights

Nassir Little NBA Draft Projection

Late Lottery to Mid-First-Round

Nassir Little NBA Draft Predictions

Charlotte Hornets (No. 12), Orlando Magic (No. 16), Brooklyn Nets (No. 17)

Little may surprise people on draft night once the top eight or nine names go off the board. Teams looking for upside may pass up some safer options for a player some have compared to Kawhi Leonard. While that comparison may be unfair, Little compares physically to Jaylen Brown as well, although with wingspan more comparable to Leonard.

Little is still projected to go in the teens, and the Hornets at 12 may be the first team willing to take the plunge. The Hornets will surely be rebuilding, especially if Kemba Walker departs, and as such may have more patience than other teams in waiting for Little to develop. He can fall as far as to the Magic at 16 or Nets at 17, but shouldn't go much further.


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