An All-MAC honoree, Ryan Rollins followed his MAC Rookie of the Year performance with a breakout sophomore season, averaging 19 PPG, 6 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.3 BPG, and 2.2 TOPG on shooting splits of 47/31/80. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Ryan Rollins
Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’10/ 8’4.5
Hand size: 8.5
Position: Combo guard
Pre-Draft team: Toledo
Tools: Scoring, P&R passing, shot creation, stealing ability
- Clean shooting form
- Can find shooters, cutters, rollers out of P&R
- Can score using screens well
- Good ball handling and size up packages; tight handle
- Soft touch at the rim with both hands
- Good first step
- Plays the passing lanes well
- Strong stop n pop ability
- Comfortable handling the ball with both hands
- Good cutter
- Skilled post game for a guard with a great turnaround jumper
- Needs to be more consistent from deep 3
- Reluctant to use his left hand at the rim often
- A bit undersized for SG; might be a tweener
Ryan Rollins is a smooth shot creator with an ability to create both for himself and for others, while being a capable defender that can hunt the passing lanes. Rollins’ most gifted offensive ability is to run offense out of the pick & roll. As a pick & roll ball-handler, there are 4 possible outcomes, and Ryan Rollins does all of them well: scoring using screens, passing to the roll-man, passing to a cutter, or finding shooters on a skip pass. Beyond scoring out of screen sets, Rollins has tight handles and a quick first step that help him break his man down in isolation , allowing him to get to his spots against any level of competition.
Defensively, Rollins projects to be around average due to adequate footspeed and a strong instincts in creating turnovers, particularly in intercepting passes. If he can be a stellar 3 level scorer while playing average defense, he should safely be starting in the NBA.
Similar to: Elijah Hughes, Donovan Mitchell, Malik Monk
Projected draft range: 25-50
Expected role: Starting guard to complement a pure PG in a 2 guard lineup
Unplayable if: 3 point shot doesn’t translate, and his predictable right handedness at the rim becomes a stoppable habit for defenses.
Exceeds expectations if: 3 point shot translates, and range improves. This would allow him to safely earn the label of 3 level scorer.