Pre-Draft Stats

PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% EFG% PER
18.5 4.7 2.8 1.7 0.3 50.8 39.6 80.9 57.4 24.0
Sales Pitch
Crafty utility-guard type that projects to make an impact on both sides of the ball at the NBA level.
Background
There might not be a better sleeper in this draft class that has the "swiss-army knife" tag than Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon. If the name sounds familiar it's because of good reason. Weatherspoon had a couple of big highlights in the NCAA tournament but also recently had a strong showing in the Portsmouth Invitational in which he was then invited to the NBA combine. He's started to gain some serious interest in NBA Draft circles and he's a name to monitor in the second round.
Pro Comparison
Ready for this one? Landry Shamet...thank you.
Positives

SCORING ABILITY

  • Has NBA range and can also put it on the floor and finish above the rim. Needs to work on not forcing, but was asked to do a lot of the heavy lifting in college. Shows promise as a playmaker. 

DEFENSIVE POTENTIAL

  • Contagious motor and effort on the defensive side of the ball. Uses his impressive length well, and should have no problem competing at the NBA level.

SWISS-ARMY KNIFE

  • Weatherspoon is your classic "he doesn't do anything at an elite level" but he simply is solid at just about everything. He should be able to carve out a role as a potential glue guy in an NBA rotation. 
Negatives

STREAKY

  • A streaky shooter from outside. Was asked to carry the load for Mississippi State and while he can get hot in a hurry he also needs more consistency.

UNDERSIZED

  • He's a bit of an awkward tweener if you want to say, as he's not quick enough to be a ball handler and you could say he's undersized for a shooting guard in today's modern NBA. Makes up for it with great length. 
Overall
SLEEPER ALERT. We are big fans of Quinndary Weatherspoon and his solid feel for the game. There are just some players in this draft class that can just flat out play and Weatherspoon is one of them. He's got solid size for an off guard at 6'4" and shows the ability to hurt you from deep or finish above the rim. He projects to be an asset on both sides of the ball and could be a sneaky good add at some time in the second round by an NBA team.
Birthplace

Canton, MS
United States

Draft Selection
49