The 2020 NBA Draft will be an important event for teams to build for their future. Here is the Kira Lewis 2020 NBA Draft Profile.
Position: Point Guard
Size: 6-foot-3, 165 pounds
Lewis was a four-star recruit who decided to play for Alabama out of high school. After two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Lewis was able to become one of the best players in the SEC.
As a freshman, Lewis averaged 13.5 points and 2.9 assists per game. Alabama went 18-16 that season and Lewis decided to return to campus for his sophomore season. He bumped his numbers up as a sophomore, putting up 18.5 points and 5.2 assists per game. The team went 16-15 before the season was canceled, but they were only a handful of wins away from getting themselves off the bubble for the 2020 NCAA Tournament.
After the season, Lewis decided to test his talents by entering the 2020 NBA Draft. Lewis is currently expected to be taken at the backend of the first round.
His speed is going to be his greatest asset at the NBA level. Lewis is a menace in transition, as he can leak out and then outrun the rest of the pack. This also helps him in the half-court, as he can blow past most defenders and can get into the lane. This also helps him on defense, as he has good foot speed to stay in front of his man.
In his sophomore season, Lewis demonstrating great passing ability. Because he was able to put pressure on defenses with his speed, it opened up passing lanes for him. He averaged 5.2 assists per game this past season, which was a vast improvement. With more work on his game and a more open court in the NBA, Lewis will continue to find the open man.
He will bring good defense in a few different ways. As mentioned, he has the necessary foot speed to stay in front of his man. Lewis also averaged 1.8 steals per game, showing the ability to strip a ball-handler and play the passing lanes for steals. If he stays committed to team defense as well, he can be a great NBA defender.
The first thing Lewis is going to need to do is add strength to his frame. at only 165 pounds, he is one of the lighter players in the class. This will give him problems when he has to get to the basket and when he is asked to guard bigger players. If he can add strength, but not lose speed, that would be ideal for Lewis’ career.
While he has the capability to shoot from deep at a decent rate, he is very streaky. There are some games when he is on and somewhere he isn’t and it is usually very apparent. With more reps, Lewis should be able to become a more consistent shooter from deep, but so far he has not proven the ability to do so.
Lewis can finish better around the basket as well. Adding strength will help with this, but Lewis can go up strong and finish strong at times, he just needs to do it more often. If he finishes around the basket better, he will have a more complete offensive game. Currently, he can finish with either hand, so he has a good start if he can just do it more consistently.
Projected Draft Range: Late First Round Pick
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