NBA Draft

#22
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
PPG RPG APG
14.4 4.1 5.1
Team: Kentucky WildcatsHeight: 6-6 Born: 7/12/1998
Class-Eligibility: Fr-FrWeight: 180 Hometown: Hamilton, Canada


Scouting Report

Gilgeous-Alexander didn't even begin his freshman season at Kentucky as a starter, but he forced himself into that role in January after back-to-back 20-plus point performances to provide a spark the Wildcats desperately needed. Including six postseason games, he averaged 16.4 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds over the final 22 contests of the season. Gilgeous-Alexander elevated his game late in the season, winning SEC tournament MVP honors with 21.0 points, 6.7 assists, 5.0 boards and a 55.3 shooting percentage. He also averaged 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists in three NCAA Tournament games. Besides proving to be a big-time scorer and adept passer, Gilgeous-Alexander also is an outstanding defender as evidenced by his 1.6 steals per game. That ranked third in the SEC, and his 61 steals are the third-highest total by a Kentucky freshman behind only Rajon Rondo and John Wall. His evolution from bench player to perhaps Kentucky's MVP earned him All-SEC second team honors. One of the more intriguing prospects in this draft, Gilgeous-Alexander offers excellent backcourt skills with the physical tools that NBA teams covet. He is capable of filling up a stat sheet with a well-rounded game, and he finds ways to score even though he's not an explosive athlete or a particularly great shooter. Gilgeous-Alexander's top priority upon entering the NBA will be adding weight and muscle to a very slender 180-pound frame. He likely won't make a very big impact as a rookie but lengthy, creative players are always in demand so the middle of the first round seems a good landing spot for the dynamic point guard.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
17-18 Kty 37 24 33.7 14.4 4.1 5.1 1.6 0.5 2.7 1.7 .485 .404 .817
Career 37 24 33.7 14.4 4.1 5.1 1.6 0.5 2.7 1.7 .485 .404 .817

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
17-18 Kty 37 24 1248 183 377 23 57 143 175 33 153 189 61 18 100 62 532
Career 37 24 1248 183 377 23 57 143 175 33 153 189 61 18 100 62 532

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/10 UtVaU W 73-63 36 5 9 1 2 2 2 0 3 4 4 0 3 0 13
11/12 Ver W 73-69 23 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 3 3 4
11/14 @Kansas L 61-65 27 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 6 3 6
11/17 EastTn W 78-61 27 4 6 1 1 1 1 1 2 6 2 0 2 1 10
11/20 Troy W 70-62 27 2 5 0 1 2 2 0 5 2 1 0 3 1 6
11/22 IPFW W 86-67 26 5 8 0 0 1 2 1 3 4 4 0 2 3 11
11/26 UIC W 107-73 28 6 10 1 1 1 3 1 5 6 2 0 2 3 14
12/2 Harv W 79-70 28 2 8 0 2 8 8 1 4 3 2 1 2 0 12
12/9 Monm W 93-76 32 4 8 2 4 5 6 1 6 9 1 0 3 1 15
12/16 VaTech W 93-86 21 3 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 9
12/23 UCLA L 75-83 31 3 7 0 2 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 1 2 6
12/29 Lou W 90-61 33 9 16 1 2 5 6 2 5 4 3 0 1 0 24
12/31 UGa W 66-61 33 4 9 1 1 12 13 3 5 4 3 2 1 0 21
1/3 @LSU W 74-71 32 7 16 1 2 3 3 0 2 4 2 1 3 1 18
1/6 @Tenn L 65-76 38 1 6 0 0 1 2 2 3 6 2 0 5 0 3
1/9 TexA&M W 74-73 39 6 10 0 0 4 6 1 7 5 1 2 3 1 16
1/13 @Vandy W 74-67 39 7 11 1 1 7 10 0 4 6 0 0 3 3 22
1/16 @SCar L 68-76 28 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 4 6
1/20 Fla L 64-66 35 4 12 1 1 1 2 0 4 6 1 0 4 2 10
1/23 MissSt W 78-65 35 6 15 0 3 4 4 0 4 6 0 0 0 1 16
1/27 @WVU W 83-76 32 3 7 0 1 0 2 0 5 5 0 2 4 2 6
1/30 Vandy W 83-81 38 12 19 1 1 5 5 0 1 3 1 1 3 3 30
2/3 @Missou L 60-69 35 5 16 0 3 5 5 2 2 6 2 0 2 3 15
2/6 Tenn L 59-61 39 5 10 0 3 5 8 0 6 6 2 1 3 1 15
2/10 @TexA&M L 74-85 38 9 12 0 0 1 3 0 3 8 2 2 4 0 19
2/14 @Auburn L 66-76 34 4 11 0 0 1 1 3 5 3 1 0 3 4 9
2/17 Ala W 81-71 38 2 10 0 1 2 2 2 4 4 3 0 1 0 6
2/20 @Ark W 87-72 39 6 12 2 3 4 4 2 5 7 0 0 2 0 18
2/24 Missou W 87-66 36 4 6 2 3 4 4 0 5 8 1 0 1 2 14
2/28 Miss W 96-78 37 3 8 0 0 11 13 1 7 10 1 3 4 1 17
3/3 @Fla L 67-80 37 7 14 1 2 2 4 0 2 4 0 1 5 1 17
3/9 UGa W 62-49 37 7 15 0 3 1 2 2 4 9 2 0 1 1 15
3/10 Ala W 86-63 38 4 7 2 4 9 12 0 4 8 1 0 1 3 19
3/11 @Tenn W 77-72 37 10 16 2 3 7 7 1 7 3 2 0 3 2 29
3/15 Dav W 78-73 37 5 13 0 0 9 10 2 8 7 5 0 2 3 19
3/17 Buff W 95-75 39 10 12 2 2 5 7 1 6 6 2 0 3 2 27
3/22 KanSt L 58-61 39 2 10 0 2 11 12 2 5 5 0 0 5 2 15
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