Strengths: This 6-4 man-child already has the body you want to see for your shooting guard for the Division I level. What makes Pace special is his ability to play the point, the ‘2’ or the ‘3’ on the floor at any time. The strong guard likes to get into the paint, create contact and has the strength to finish the play. For majority of the game pace played the point position which was surprising considering his size but played it effectively enough. He creates well enough for his teammates to hit knock down open jump-shots, and also handled the ball considerably well. The big guard also works well out of the post, which was most impressive.
Weaknesses: Every once in a while, will stand and watch a little too much on the offensive end. Needs to keep developing his jump shot and a mid-range pull-up, and if McCray-Pace wants to play point for parts of the game, he also has to develop a better handle. Sometimes tries to force his shot when opponents collapse on him in the paint.
Overall: McCray-Pace has the potential to be a special player. His versatility and size will propel him to play at the Division I level. Continuing to developing his skill set will determine how much he will play at that level.
Last Update: March 15, 2015