Strengths: Tough, physical wing who plays hard all the time. Always looking to crash the glass on his own as well as his teammates’ misses, often winding up with second-chance points or picking up extra possessions for his team. Has the ability to post up smaller guards or take opposing forwards out on the perimeter and take them off the bounce.
Weaknesses: Too undersized to be a forward, Millsip now needs to work on developing his skill set to play the ‘2’ or the ‘3’ at the collegiate level. He’s shown the ability to knock down outside shots when left open, and now needs to start making that more of a regular occurence to open the defense up and allow him to attack the rim.
Overall: One of those players who finds a way to be productive even without creating his own shot, Millsip has an intriguing upside due to his physicality and athleticism. He needs to take a big step forward in his junior season if he’s going to be a Division I prospect, but there’s some definite upside if he can work on his guard skills. Certainly looks like he’ll be a Division II player if he doesn’t quite fulfill that potential by the time he’s out of high school.
Last updated: June 20, 2015