San Antonio Spurs 2nd Round Draft Prospect: Tyler Harvey

By George Middleton

Tyler Harvey: 21-years old, Eastern Washington, Shooting Guard

Draft Express Measurements (Draft Combine): 6″4, 181-pounds, 6″5.5 wingspan

2014-15 Stats: 23.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.1 blocks, 1.1 steals, 47% field goals, 85% free-throws, 43% threes, 36.9 minutes

Quick Season Review: Meet the nation’s leading scorer, Tyler Harvey. Harvey averaged 23.1 points as a sophomore at Eastern Washington. Harvey also led the nation in three pointers, impressive for a guy that shot 43% from beyond the arc. Harvey led the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament and they lost to Georgetown in the second round. Harvey was terrific in the loss, as he went for 27 points, connecting on 6-12 threes. Harvey scored in double digits in 31 of 32 games and had 5 games of at least 30 points. Harvey’s best game of the season was against Idaho in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky tournament, where he scored 42 points.

Strengths: Excellent scorer with NBA range. Incredibly hard to guard, as he has a terrific step back jumper. Makes shots when the game is on the line. Better passer than numbers indicate. High IQ. Efficient scorer. Has a good floater. Doesn’t make many mistakes offensively, despite high usage (2.0 to).

Weaknesses: A bad athlete for his talent (28.5-inch vertical). Must improve defensively. Too focused on scoring. Must add strength since he’s a bit undersized. Will he get separation at the next level on offense?

Where He Would Help Spurs?

Harvey will bring instant offense to the Spurs, at worst he will be a terrific shooter with defensive liability. He appears to be ready for the next level offensively.

NBA Comparison: Delonte West

Tyler Harvey game looks like Delonte West’s a bit. Harvey is a better scorer than West was, but West was a better athlete. West carved a nice career as a role player. Both can shoot the ball and are ironically left handed players.

Below is a Tyler Harvey highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.

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