Grant Riller Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

A polished explosive scorer, Grant Riller is arguably College of Charleston’s best player in program history. As a senior, Riller averaged 22 PPG, 4 APG, 5 RPG, 1.6 SPG, 0.3 BPG, and 3.1 TOPG on shooting splits of 50/36/83. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Grant Riller

Height/Weight: 6’1/ 178

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’5 ½ / 8’0.5

Hand size: 8.5

Position: PG

College: College of Charleston

Tools: Slashing, athleticism, pull-up shooting


  • Elite first step
  • Plus lateral quickness on defense
  • Good shooter off the dribble 
  • Excellent finisher at the rim
  • Plus vision and makes teammates better


  • Needs to smoothen out jump shot form
  • Must reduce turnovers 
  • Questionable defensive upside


Grant Riller is an offensive minded shot creator with an excellent ability to penetrate defenses. The biggest strength that Riller has is his elite first step, which is a major factor for his slashing to likely translate to the NBA seamlessly, despite not playing in a heavily competitive conference. No matter what level of competition he faced, his explosive first step almost always forced defenses to collapse to the drive, where Riller consistently made the defense pay, whether it be via scoring or passing to the open teammate. This best benefits him if he is playing next to a stretch big, where he ran the best pick & pop pairing in the conference with Sam Miller. His finishing should translate to the NBA as well, as he is a creative finisher, and his athleticism and burst combination is a common denominator for successful slashers in the NBA. 

The questions regarding skill translation for Riller lie in his jump shot, defense, and turnover control. While Riller has an innate ability to score off the dribble, his spot up jump shot, particularly from 3, needs to continue to be polished. Too often, Riller’s shot comes out flat, but this should be an easy fix for teams given his high free throw percentage. Defensively, Riller uses his athleticism well in combination with his ability to read offenses, but it is to be determined if he can continue to find success on the defensive end against more difficult competition. 

NBA Comparison: Floor: 17-18 De’Aaron Fox ; ceiling: Jeff Teague

Projected draft range: 15-35

Best fits:

  • Orlando Magic
  • Utah Jazz
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Miami Heat
  • LA Lakers

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