Pre-Draft Stats

PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% EFG% PER
21.9 5.1 3.9 1.6 0.3 49.9 36.2 82.7 55.1 30.6
Sales Pitch
A walking bucket who plays with plenty of swagger and has potential steal written all over him.
Background
One name continued to come in NBA Draft circles throughout the collegiate season. That name was Grant Riller. The explosive guard was an absolute bucket getter for the College of Charleston. An upperclassman in this year's class, Riller posted back-to-back collegiate seasons with averaging 21.9 points per game for the Cougars. Riller plays the game with a boulder-sized chip on his shoulder and offers an intriguing combination of toughness and three-level scoring as an NBA prospect.
Pro Comparison
A combination of Lou Williams and Marcus Thornton
Positives

BALL HANDLING

  • Great ball-handling ability who does a great job of keeping his handle tight. Navigates through small windows, shifty. Ranked in the 97th percentile (via Synergy) as a P&R Ball Handler. Shows good footwork to hurt you with his step-back and arsenal of counters. 

SHOOTING

  • Good shooting form and can get his shot up in a hurry. Limitless NBA range. Ranked in the 85th percentile (via Synergy) when it came to catch and shoot offense in the half court. Has shown the ability to hit tough shots as well.

ATHLETICISM

  • Surprising combination of explosiveness when he's getting downhill towards the rim. Shows good finesse as a finisher. Has the extra gear you look for and uses it well when he sees a window of separation. Glides through the lane and shows good touch with both hands. Posted a 63.4 FG% around the basket. 
Negatives

COMPETITION

  • Played at a mid-major which isn't the worst thing but NBA evaluators will always mark it down as a negative. In four years, he only faced top-25 competition four times and averaged 11.2 points. 

SHOT SELECTION

  • Has a case of tunnel vision when it comes to creating offense. Was called upon to carry a heavy offensive load at College of Charleston, but will need to create for teammates at the next level and make the simple passes. 

DEFENSE

  • Will need to flip the page when it comes to complete defensive focus and effort at the NBA level. Looked to be going through the motions and taking possessions off. When he's engaged, shows potential as a defensive asset...but teams will need convincing that he can turn it up a notch. 
Overall
In a draft class with so much depth at the point guard position, College of Charleston senior guard Grant Riller will have his work cut out for him. The positive for Riller? He's a tough and gritty floor general who knows how to fill it up on the offensive side of the ball. Riller is oozing with sleeper potential in this year's class. He's a three-level scorer who carries the ball on a string and plays with a chip on his shoulder. If Riller can convince teams that he has untapped potential as a defender, he could find himself landing somewhere towards the end of the first round.
Birthplace

Orlando, FL
United States

Draft Selection
56
Contract
Yearly Salary