One of the best transfers in college basketball this season, Izaiah Brockington earned All-Big 12 honors as a fifth year senior. On the year, Brockington averaged 17 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.3 SPG, and 2 TOPG on shooting splits of 45/36/78. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Izaiah Brockington
Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A
Hand size: N/A
Pre-Draft team: Iowa State
Tools: Scoring, athleticism
- Quick handle with good space creation moves
- Unlimited stamina with a high motor
- Great rebounder
- Sees the floor well
- Good point of attack defense
- Good athlete with vertical pop
- Can be too shoot-happy at times; settles for bad shots
- Averaged more turnovers than assists
- Can be a second slow passing to open teammates
- Lack of length limits impact of closeouts
- Poor finisher at the rim
Izaiah Brockington is a score-first guard with unlimited energy, floor vision, and ability to create space. As a scorer, Brockington loves shooting off the dribble, but needs to get better at shooting on spot-up attempts to survive at the next level. A big knock on Brockington is that his size does not stand out, and his score-first mentality may be seen as being a chucker that won’t fit in the modern NBA.
In order to overcome that narrative, Brockington must thrive in a low-usage role as a scorer as needed, and grow as a playmaker and defender. With good vision, Brockington has the tools to be a good playmaker alongside a more traditional point guard that can also play off-ball. Brockington rarely makes advanced reads on the fly, which limits his ability to play true point guard. At 6’4, this makes him a true shooting guard, and a bit of a tweener.
Defensively, Brockington has the athleticism and overall defensive intensity to stick with players on the drive and be an impactful defender. However, with a lack of length, his impact on closeouts of jump shots is limited, making him easy to be a victim of ‘good defense, better offense’. Because of his length/size, he is likely limited to exclusively guarding point guards.
Similar to: Brandon Jennings, Trey Burke, Luther Head
Projected draft range: Undrafted
Expected role: Microwave point guard off the bench with a score-first mentality.
Unplayable if: Shoot-first mentality doesn’t amount to efficiency, and his playmaking and defense aren’t enough to limit off-nights.
Exceeds expectations if: Shooting off the dribble and space creation translate well enough that he can be a bench spark, with random bursts of other skills including defensive stops and playmaking.