KOBI SIMMONS

BIRTHDATE: 7/4/97

POSITION: Point Guard

HEIGHT: 6'5"

WEIGHT: 175 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Arizona

CLASS: Freshman

Kobi Simmons has good size and athleticism for a combo guard. He's got a very good first step and I want to think of him as more of a slasher than a combo guard as he never really displayed much of a floor game. He's got a lot of potential as a defender due to his athleticism. 

 

I don't think he should have hired an agent. He was pretty good before Allonzo Trier was cleared by the NCAA, but his flaws are still evident. He's a shaky jump shooter and he doesn't finish particularly well in traffic. He's often way out of control on drives to the basket and he could stand to develop a floater. He might get a look because of his natural ability but he's got a lot of work to do. Another year would have definitely boosted his stock in a weaker draft class for guards. 

 

POSITIVES:

 

Good size

Very good athlete 

Great first step

 

AREAS

 

Low release 

Shaky jump shot

Out of control at times driving. 

Time share back court

No real in between game

Not a great finisher

Efficiency tanked when Trier came back

JAMES BARLOWE -  APRIL 6, 2017