CSNwashington.com's coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft will include profiles of prospects as well as their potential fit on the Wizards. Washington currently owns the 19th and 49th selections.
Tyler Harvey, SG, Eastern Washington
6'4" | 218 lbs. | 21 years old
22.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.9 3-pointers, 40.9 3FG%, 37.4 minutes
The lefty-shooting Harvey went from receiving only one D1 scholarship to leading the country in scoring his junior season and Eastern Washington to its second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Produced points, but also very efficient; only 2.1 turnovers per game last season despite heavy minutes and workload. Crafty and doesn't need much room to get off shots from any angle (Look at this movement and stepback 3-pointer against Georgetown). Per Draft Express, Harvey is one of six players, including Stephen Curry, to post multiple collegiate seasons of at least 20 points per game on a 60% true shooting percentage since 2000. Limited wingspan hurts defensively.
They said it:
"He shoots from anywhere, from any angle, different position, different ways, different kinds of shots. And they go in. A lot of guys have confidence, but they produce the results. Steph had confidence and produced results. [Harvey] has the confidence and produces results." -- Georgetown coach John Thompson on style and small school comparisons with Curry before facing Harvey in the NCAA Tournament.
Fit for the Wizards: Deep bench players ideally have at least one high-end skill a coach can call upon when needed. Harvey's perimeter shooting and ability to create looks counts. Washington attempted more 3-pointers during the playoffs than the regular season, but still ranked among the bottom teams. The backcourt shooting options truly dwindled anytime Bradley Beal rested or missed time with injuries. Roster space currently exists with Rasual Butler and Will Bynum entering free agency. If the Wizards go for size in round one, they might perimeter or backcourt help in the second.
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