4. Ty Jerome, PG, Virginia
Personally, I am against the Suns drafting a point guard given their draft positions.
However, the position has been a dumpster fire in for Phoenix, especially when it comes to drafting points recently asthe players just don’t seem to work out.
Elie Okobo was drafted in the second round last year, is trying to get things right in Phoenix himself, but didn’t show all that much promise last year.
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But let’s say that the Suns draft big at number six and decide to try and find a steal of a point guard at 32.
Out of the guards in this draft, Ty Jerome would be a solid option in the second round.
The recent national champion may have the best IQ in the entire draft and has been blessed with great size for a point guard.
Averaging over 5 assists his junior season along with 13.6 points and over 4 rebounds last season, Jerome is highlighted by his swift decision making, defensive ability, and awareness. His ball-handling is solid, he has an exceptional 3-point shot and he rises to the occasion in big moments.
He is also quick with his feet, a natural leader, and can break down defenses, getting in the lane where he can create for his teammates or put up one of his deadly floaters.
Honestly, a true point guard whose skills would fit perfect in Phoenix – skills similar to those possessed by the leagues best ever point guards.