Strengths: One of Wills-Worthy's best traits is his ability to contribute across the board. The do-it-all guard/forward is a player who isn't afraid to mix it up and play the role of enforcer for his team. He's a physical player, and it serves him well as a tough interior defender who likes to bang bodies in the post. He makes a considerable effort on the boards, whether it's boxing out hard or ripping the ball away. After securing a rebound, he keeps the ball high with his elbows outward, making it difficult for anyone to take it from him. He outworks his opponents on the offensive glass and finds ways to score under the basket with multiple defenders around him. His aggressive motor translates to the offensive end of the court as well. He's shown flashes of putting the ball on the floor from inside the arc and spinning off his defender. With his back to the basket, he can turn across the lane and finish with a soft touch. He has a knack for making blue-collar plays and is an unselfish player who makes the right/simple plays. He doesn't need the ball in his hands to be effective.
Weaknesses: He needs to add a few things to his offensive repertoire, including a mid-range and face up game. Improving in his shooting overall will open up his driving ability. If he finds a way to develop more quickness and elusiveness to his game, it'll help him when trying to beat his man off the dribble. He's more of an under-the-rim finisher, which isn’t a bad thing but can make it hard for him to score over bigger players sometimes. Not overly athletic or explosive when he's playing on the wing. Increasing his foot speed will help him defend better against quicker perimeter players.
Overall: The rising sophomore has several likeable qualities, but his workhorse mentality is more than enough to define his game. He still has much room to grow, especially on offense, but opposing teams find it hard to stop him from getting his because he likes to be the aggressor. He’s energetic, has a strong body frame and can get under his opponent's skin. Division II schools are sure to take a look at him. Division I schools will also jump into the fold as he continues to refine his game moving forward.
Last updated: July 28, 2015