While most of the potential draft candidates were developing their skills against teens in college, Killian Hayes played professionally for the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) Ulm in Germany.
In ten games there, he played the part, scoring an average of 12.8 points per game with 45.5% of shots adding 6.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Hayes is not known for being the most athletic guard in the draft, but he has a nice polish in his overall game with an intriguing skillset that could translate well to the NBA level.
The 6-foot high guard is best for creating off the dribble, either by preparing his teammates or by finding his own shot. He needs some work to get the ball out, but he showed improvement in that area last season.
There are wide-ranging opinions on where Hayes will be selected, from the top of the lottery to possibly as far as where the Knicks will choose. If he’s around eight, he might be a worthwhile choice for New York.