NBA Draft Profile: Kyshawn George

Jun 7, 2024, 7:19 AM

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Kyshawn George #7 of the Miami Hurricanes grabs a rebound against the Bo...

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As we inch closer to the 2024 NBA Draft, Allen Stiles and Chris Watkins are beginning to examine players who could be on the Sacramento Kings’ radar.

The Kings hold the 13th pick in the draft, meaning they could bring in a player to help the team from day one, whether by using the pick on a prospect or by moving the pick to upgrade the roster via trade.

For Sacramento, adding a floor-spacing forward or big should be on general manager Monte McNair’s to-do list, but that doesn’t mean he won’t pick the player he and the rest of the Kings’ front office believe to be the best available.

Today, Allen and Chris break down Miami wing Kyshawn George, a freshman product that has turned heads during the pre-drat process:

Kyshawn George | G/F | Height: 6’8 | Weight: 209 lbs | Age: 20 | Big Board: 31st

Stats: 31 games | 7.6 points | 3.0 rebounds | 2.2 assists | 0.9 steals | 0.4 blocks | 42% FG | 40% 3PT | 32.3 minutes

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Scouting Report via NBA Draft Room

George is a jumbo-sized guard/wing with excellent physical tools and a big-time upside. He instantly passes the eye test, not only because of his height but also because of how he moves on the court.

He’s got great handles, good passing vision, and the size to see over the defense. And he makes good decisions with the ball, knowing when to move the rock and when to get his shot.

He showed off a really nice outside shot during his freshman season at Miami, hitting an outstanding 41% from 3 on decent volume. This floor spacing ability takes his game to the next level.

George can guard up and down the line-up and does an excellent job pressuring the ball, using his size and agility. While he’s not the quickest or most explosive athlete, he can stay with smaller guards and uses his size and athleticism well to defend in space.

He’s got a lot of development to do, but the sky is the limit for this kid.

When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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