Tyler Harvey, SG, Eastern Washington
Remember when Byron Scott said that the Lakers would shoot more three-pointers if they had more shooters? Well that would no longer be an excuse with Tyler Harvey in purple and gold.
Harvey was one of the best scorers in all of college basketball, and one of the top shooters as well, despite being one of the highest usage players in the nation. Though he was at a small school, Harvey didn’t only feast on lesser competition. He scored 24 points against SMU, 25 against Indiana, 31 against Cal, and 27 in the NCAA Tournament against Georgetown.
He shot 43 percent from deep while taking over nine threes a game which is Steph Curry-like. But even with his unlimited range, he also has a mid-range game with an excellent floater. He is more quick than he is athletic, but he knows how to get to his spots. He also averaged only two turnovers despite always having the ball in his hand and playing 37 minutes a night, a testament to his decision making and high basketball IQ.
The concerns on Harvey have to do with his lack of size for the two-guard position. He also will need some work on the defensive end as he is definitely a negative on that end. That being said, his ability to score the ball is something few in this draft can match and for a Lakers team that struggled with shot creators, he could be a perfect fit.