As a Kentucky fan I am heavily exposed to watching Tyler Luis play. I understand that he is very undersized but besides his size his Has no weakness to his game. Why is he not projected to even be drafted. If he was 6'3 he would be a top 10 prospect. I just don't see why his size is such a scare if it doesn't have an effect on his game.
Shoots the ball at a high percentage from deep and the free-throw line
Effective with the catch and shoot
Very quick, especially in transition
Pesky on-the-ball defender with quick hands
Strength helps offset lack of height
Isn't afraid to take it at bigger defenders
Likes having the ball in his hands in pressure situations
Got himself in great condition after coming to college a bit overweight (played all 40 minutes in 11 games as a junior)
Undersized for an NBA point guard
Played a lot of zone at Arizona and will need to prove he can handle man-to-man defense
Lacks any explosiveness at the basket
Not a great leaper
Summary: If Wise were 6-2, he would probably be a first-round talent. But he's not. He is generously listed as 5-10, but is more around 5-8 or 5-9. The kid can ball and made a major leap in his junior season, but still doesn't translate well into the NBA which is why he will likely be a late-second round pick or go undrafted. (Interesting tidbit: Only two players under 6-0 have been drafted since 2001: Nate Robinson and T.J. Ford)
Player Comparison: Speedy Claxton. Claxton stands at 5-11, but as his nickname suggests, he uses his quickness as well as his knack for scoring and finding teammates to keep a job in the Association. Wise will have to follow suit if he is going to make a career in the NBA.