Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft prospect Nah’shon Hyland brings shooting

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Nah’Shon Hyland #5 of the VCU Rams (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft prospect Nah’shon Hyland, VCU

Nah’shon Hyland is a 6-foot-3 combo guard out of VCU who can play both on and off the ball, though he is more of a shoot-first type of player.

And he can shoot.

Hyland hit 37.1 percent of his 3-point shots on 7.8 attempts per game, which is high volume for a college player. He also shot 86.2 percent from the free-throw line, numbers that usually translate into a quality NBA shooter.

He also rebounds well for his position, grabbing 4.7 per game to go along with his 19.5 points.

Hyland is a very good on-the-ball defender and projects as a guy who can potentially defend both guard spots, get his hands on a lot of balls and swipe plenty of steals, as he averaged 1.9 per game in college.

He can finish around the rim, and is good off the bounce going to his left or as a catch-and-shoot 3-point option.

Hyland is not a very good creator however, and will likely be more of a 3-and-D option off the bench than a guy who can make plays.

If he sounds a little like Frank Jackson, that’s because he is, as Hyland can be a scoring option off the bench but is caught in the nether region between shooting and point guard.

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