ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas was asked today about USC guard Kevin Porter‘s NBA draft status.
“He is super athletic and gifted. Great speed, very good off the bounce. I’d call him a transition athlete. Just an outstanding scorer. He’s got a good release on his shot, tons of confidence. He just can toy with defenders on the college level. When he’s engaged, he can really play.
“He’s not a great decision maker. That’s got to improve. I think he’s got to become more consistent, more consistent in every way, both on and off the floor. I think if an NBA team satisfies itself that the issues that he had, he was suspended last year for a time, that they were youth related, things he can overcome, not a big deal.
“That’s one thing where I can have my opinions on it. I don’t have to draft him, they do. So they have to satisfy themselves as to issues both on-court ability and then off-court character.”