Leading the Washington Huskies 2011 recruiting class, Tony Wroten Jr. has been a highly touted prospect for much of his young career. Wroten has adjusted well to the college game and is making an immediate impact for Washington.
Wroten is a player who plays much better with the ball in his hands than without it. Wroten has the size and scoring instincts of a shooting guard but also has the ball-handling ability and flashes the court vision of a point guard. His offensive game right now relies on him getting into the lane, finishing and getting to the free-throw line which he all does very well. He doesn’t have much of a jump –shot, which needs to improve. His free-throw woes are a bit concerning considering how much and how well he gets to the free-throw line. Wroten also needs to become a more efficient player in terms of not turning the ball over nearly as much as he does.
Defensively Wroten will likely guard the 2 spot at the NBA level. His size is likely better suited for that spot as well as his lateral quickness. He does show a good ability to get into the passing lanes and is a very good rebounder for his position.
Wroten is a very talented guard but NBA teams will have to decide what position they want him to play before drafting him. They also have to check into his body language, which can be concerning at times. Wroten is an intriguing prospect because of how he plays and figures to be a 1st round prospect when it’s all said and done.
Rank 25th Overall (5th SG)
Projection Late lottery/Mid-1st round pick
Strengths Physical, aggressive guard
Excellent at getting to and finishing at the rim
Shows flashes of very good court vision
Weaknesses What position does he play?
Lack of perimeter game