2019 NBA Draft Profile: Terence Davis

06/12/2019 at 11:06pm

Terence Davis is a gritty guard who grew into a well-rounded two-way standout over his four-year college career. Widely regarded as a top-225 prospect in the high school class of 2015, he played sparingly as a true freshman at Mississippi. Had a breakout sophomore year solidifying himself as one of the most productive guards in the SEC before making subtle strides over each of his final two seasons culminating in an All-SEC 2nd Team nod. Averaged 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game to help the Rebels to an NCAA Tournament appearance before showing well at both the G-League Elite Camp and NBA Draft Combine.

  • Has good size for a guard, measured at 6’4.5 in shoes with a 6’8.75 wingspan and a wiry strong 192-pound frame at the Combine. Good all-around athlete whose physicality helps him maximize his tools.

  • Played both on and off the ball for the Rebels as a senior showing considerable improvement as a jump shooter. Served as Mississippi’s second option but got the opportunity to play some point guard as they created shots by committee with a deep guard rotation. Capable floor spacer who likes to fill lanes in the open court and flashes some ability to get to the rim off the dribble and make plays for others.

Shot Charts

PlayType Analysis

  • Played on the ball nearly twice as much as a senior as he did as a sophomore. 30% of his possessions come in ball screen or isolation situations. Not especially dynamic with the ball, but stays aggressive. Scored 0.804 points per Pick & Roll possession [61st percentile]. Three-level scorer who can make shots off the dribble, but did much of his best work getting downhill out of ball screens. Willing passer who makes nice reads and the unselfishness to make the simple play.

  • Did the majority of his scoring with his improved jump shot in his final collegiate season. 60% of his shots in the half court were jumpers split evenly between pull-ups and set shots. Scored a well-above average 1.185 points per catch and shoot jump shot in the half court [79th percentile] and a comparably impressive 0.924 points per pull-up jump shot in the half court [74th percentile]. Does not have the most quick or fluid mechanics, but is very consistent with them - showing major growth in that regard this season. Relocates well on the perimeter.

  • Takes the ball strong to the rim when he looks to score. Averaged 1.028 points per shot around the rim in the half court [34th percentile]. Will mix it up inside crashing the glass and cutting backdoor.

  • Made his most efficient contributions off the ball, but showed a budding ability to create for himself and others.

Defensive Analysis

  • Hard-nosed defender with promising tools and toughness. Had to learn to dial back his physicality after struggling to guard without fouling early in his career. Active in the passing lanes. Shows nice intensity defending on the ball, chipping in on the glass, and even making an effort to help protect the rim. Possesses the length and strength to become fairly versatile.

  • Allowed 0.611 points per Isolation possession [74th percentile] as he held his own one-on-one at the college level.