Brooklyn Nets NBA Draft 2017 – Draft Guide – 7 Guards to Watch
Originally an Alabama, then Arizona commit, Ferguson spent his one-and-done year abroad in Australia. (Insert joke about “gap year to find who I really am” here.) At this point, Ferguson is all upside after an uninspiring year for the Adelaide 36ers. The Dallas native was ESPN’s 11th ranked player out of high school, above other notable prospects T.J. Leaf, Jonathan Isaac and Jarrett Allen.
Ferguson is an above the rim player with deep NBA range. His YouTube search results include video titles featuring the words “assassin with UNREAL bounce,” LIGHTS OUT,” and “windmill from the FT line.” Ferguson has ridiculous athleticism, with a 38-inch max vertical leap. His jumper is a bit unconventional – he gets high elevation and almost shoots it on the way down – but he was successful as an amateur. Ferguson’s athleticism, motor and length lend well to his defensive upside.