One of the top returnees in college basketball, Tyrese Haliburton will step into a much bigger role as a sophomore. He impressed last season, shooting 43.4 percent from deep and averaging 3.6 assists per game, compared to just 0.8 turnover.
Due to limited explosiveness and an average first step, the 6-foot-5 guard is best suited to a complementary role. He’s probably not a pure point guard in the most traditional sense. But his spot-up shooting, high basketball I.Q. and ability to limit mistakes set a high NBA floor.
Haliburton is an intelligent, selfless player who will keep the offense flowing. He moves the ball freely and often, while his off-ball movement is equally as useful. He projects as a solid defender as well, boasting the length to handle both guard spots.