By John Raslowsky, PSO Asst. Director of Basketball Scouting
Jun 17, 2019

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

School: North Carolina

Class: Freshman

Age: 19

Ht: 6’6″

Wt: 224 lbs

Wingspan: 7’1″ 

Vertical: 38″

  • MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic in 2018
  • Only top-10 recruit in the 2018 class to consistently come off the bench for 1st year
  • Highest rated UNC recruit for Roy Williams since James McAdoo in 2011

 

Pros

  • Lockdown defender length
  • Modern NBA body
  • Naturally quick on defense
  • Solid vertical
  • Great instincts

 

Cons

  • Not very physical
  • Lacks body control at times
 

Grade: A-

 

Pros

  • Aggressive rebounder
  • Can guard 4 positions
  • Absorbs contact on both sides
  • Excellent perimeter defender

 

Cons

  • Wild ball handler
  • Inconsistent outside shot
  • Footwork needs improvement

 

Grade: B

 

Pros

  • 3rd on team in points per 40 with 21.6
  • Reliable free throw shooter
  • 2nd best usage rate on UNC

 

Cons

  • Limited minutes in college
  • Never focal point of team
  • Statistically average defender
  • Sub par stats overall

 

Grade: B-

Pros

  • Late bloomer in high school
  • Kawhi Leonard type ceiling
  • No ego despite diminished roll

 

Cons

  • Has not held a leadership role
  • Leans on physical tools
  • Consistency was a major flaw
  • Lacks premier offensive skills

 

Grade: B

Little’s stock definitely declined throughout this past year. However, he still has the build and potential to be a starter throughout his NBA career. He should improve as he continues to polish aspects on both sides of the ball and understands how to get the most out of his freakish athleticism.

Pro Comp: F Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)

Prime Destinations: ATL, IND, DET

OVERALL Grade: B

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