Ryan Rollins: 2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report
A popular mid-major sleeper, Rollins brings scoring instincts and length to the table for an NBA franchise
On the hunt for a sleeper, many eyes are drawn toward Toledo combo guard Ryan Rollins. For a while, he was a popular guy on our radar. With long arms and a good frame at 6’4”, Rollins flashes three-level scoring potential and a knack for self-creation in the mid-range. He’s your typical high-volume mid-major guard in that regard.
In order for Rollins to be a major NBA contributor, he’ll need to be a much more consistent shooter to 3-point range. There are some concerning issues with his C&S form — particularly in the lateral nature of his misses — that lead us to believe he won’t gain that trait eventually.
If Rollins were quicker and more of a slick change-of-gears athlete, we may say screw it and go all in on the self-creation. But we aren’t there and think Rollins is more of a late-second guy if anything.
There are rumors that Rollins can sneak into the first round. If that’s to be done, it will be because he shoots the leather off the ball in workouts and performs very well at the combine. Until then, he strikes us more as a high-volume guard who is a good basketball player but lacks a key trait for NBA role playing success and doesn’t have the athleticism necessary to stand out as a clear top option.
A tweener in every sense of the word, Rollins may wind up outside our top-60 when all is said and done.