Andrew Nembhard, 6'4, Point Guard, Vaughn Secondary School, 2000, Canada
-Good size for a point guard at 6'4.
-Strong ball-handler. Can play at different speeds
-Good feel for the game for his age
-Unselfish player who likes to distribute and has solid court vision
-Pushes the ball ahead in transition intelligently
-Plays under control. Doesn't turn the ball over
-Will make an occasional catch and shoot 3-pointer
-Gets in passing lanes with nice anticipation skills. Size and smarts gives him some upside defensively long-term
-Born in 2000 (most players here born in 1999)
-Doesn't have a long wingspan (6'4) relative to his height
-Average athlete. Fluid, but not overly explosive. Struggles to turn the corner in the half-court
-Very limited scorer. Neither prolific nor efficient.
-Lacks aggressiveness offensively in the half-court. Avoids contact inside the paint. Poor finisher around the basket. Just tosses the ball up at the glass.
-Almost never gets to the free throw line
-Jump-shot is a major work in progress, especially off the dribble. Mechanics are not consistent. Big ball dip. Elbow flailing all over the place.
-Lacks a degree of physicality on defense. Upright, falls asleep in his stance at times. Struggles to get over screens
Andrew Nembhard, 6-4 PG, Toronto, 1998
-Good size for a point guard prospect. Solid frame for a 16-year-old.
-Fluid in the open court.
-Outstanding feel for the game. Plays with a level of poise you don't often see from a guard his age. Super smooth game.
-Talented passer with excellent vision. Delivers the ball from different angles. Makes the simple play. Very unselfish.
-Fairly tight handle. Can operate at different speeds. Comfortable operating in ball screens.
-Needs to improve his jumper but his shot isn't broken. Made 5-of-11 threes and 6-of-7 free throws in five games at the 2015 FIBA U16 Americas.
-Good instincts defensively.
-Could very well still be growing (just turned 16 on January 16th).
-Lacks great length with a 6' 4 wingspan.
-More smooth than explosive. Doesn't always turn the corner or get up around the rim.
-Not much of a scorer in the half court at this stage. Doesn't look for his offense. 11.3 points per 40 minutes at the 2015 FIBA U16 Americas.
-Caught between a set and a jump shot. Mechanics are a bit stiff. One of his biggest areas for improvement.
-Lack of length limits his defensive versatility.
-Nice frame but still has room to get stronger 175 pounds.
Outlook Nembhard's feel for the game, vision, size for his position, and basketball instincts at age 16 should eventually allow him to play at any college in the country. It's very rare to see a 16-year-old play with the level of poise that Nembhard displays, making it easy for any college coach to potentially offer him the keys to their offense. Nembhard isn't loaded with upside, however, as he lacks length, isn't a high-level athlete and needs to improve as a shooter. With that said, he turned 16 years old three months ago, and has a fantastic foundation as a point guard prospect.