San Antonio Spurs 2nd Round Draft Prospect: Olivier Hanlan

By George Middleton

Olivier Hanlan: 22-years old, Boston College, Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Draft Express Measurements (Draft Combine): 6″4.25, 186-pounds, 6″6.5 wingspan

2014-15 Stats: 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.0 blocks, 1.3 steals, 45% field goals, 76% free-throws, 35% threes, 37.6 minutes

Quick Season Review: Boston College wasn’t a good team this season (13-19), don’t blame Olivier Hanlan, he was terrific. The junior guard has led the Eagles in scoring in all three of his collegiate seasons. The Eagles did pick up a few impressive wins against Providence and North Carolina State, mainly because of Hanlan’s production. Hanlan finished with 24 points in each contest. The talented scorer, scored at least 10 points in 31 of 32 games, the game he didn’t was against Marist and he finished with 9 points. Hanlan’s best game of the season was against Pittsburgh, he finished with 39 points.

Strengths: Polished scorer that isn’t afraid of the big moment. Can take over a game at any time (college). Good range. Good size for a combo guard. Can finish with either. NBA ready player. Changes directions well. Has an array of floaters and tear-drops. Good at finishing with contact. Solid rebounding guard.

Weaknesses: Defensively he doesn’t do enough. At times he is only focus on scoring. Not good enough of a passer for a lead guard. Tweener. Must control turnover numbers (2.7). Average athlete (34-inch vertical).

Where He Would Help Spurs?

Olivier Hanlan is an NBA ready scorer without much potential. His ceiling is as a good sixth man. Hanlan can help fill the burden if one of the Spurs free-agents (Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, Cory Joseph) leaves.

NBA Comparison: CJ McCollum

Like CJ McCollum, Hanlan is a polished scorer that can score inside, from midrange and from downtown. They also have similar size and athletic ability.

Below is an Oliver Hanlan highlights video uploaded by ACC Digital Network.

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