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Guy Fauntleroy

Riverdale Baptist School 

Team Takeover

Class

2021

Height

6'0"

Build

~165 lbs.

Position

CG

Strong Hand

Right

Level

Low D1

Summary
July 2020
  • Highly skilled, score-first combo guard who excels at attacking the basket off the bounce.  Uses a sharp, compact handle to maneuver and slice through the defense; outstanding in transition. 

  • Excellent body control and footwork that allow him to avoid defenders or draw contact, driving his efficiency as a scorer.  Difficult to keep out of the lane. 

  • Athletic with a quick first step and good acceleration/speed with the ball.  Possesses potential as a playmaker, but specializes in buckets.  Limited impact on the game without the ball in his hands; will need to add to his game as a lead guard for the next level.

  • Puts consistent pressure on the defense with his drive to score.  Utilizes effective dribble moves with good wiggle to create space.  Must improve consistency as an outside shooter.

  • Solid on-ball defender with potential to be a disruptor; plays with anticipation when active.  Exhibits a calm, poised demeanor.  Smart, heady with the ball in his hands. 

Physical/Athleticism
Physical/Athleticism
  • Undersized as a combo guard

  • Quick laterally with fluid hips

  • Tremendous body control and footwork

  • Very good balance and agility

  • Quick first step

  • Decent strength – his low center of gravity contributes to his strength

    • Not afraid of contact and absorbs it rather well for his size

  • Sharp, crisp movements

  • Nice burst of acceleration; nice speed in the open court (with and without the ball)

  • Great hand-eye coordination

  • Good anticipation and timing

  • Plays under the rim

Other Offensive Qualities
Offensive Qualities
  • A highly skilled scoring combo guard who is almost always in attack mode

  • Puts pressure on the defense; aggressive with a clear preference to get to the basket

    • Difficult to keep from penetrating and getting into the lane

    • Does not settle for jumpers often

      • Takes what the defense gives him

      • Can force it at times and run out of options

        • Has a tendency to be too quick to drive

    • Can drive left or right, but prefers to go right and finish right

  • Terrific in the open court

    • Extremely effective when he gets the defender backpedaling

      • Superb footwork and body control in these situations

    • Good finisher and adept at drawing contact to get to the line

    • Tight handle while staying low to the ground

      • Keeps eyes up

    • Effective dribble moves to maneuver through defenders at various stages of advancing the ball up the floor

  • Excels off the bounce with a number of dribble moves, single and double

    • Shifty; changes gears and paces well and often

  • Understands how to use his body and proper angles to:

    • 1st: get his head and shoulders by the defender

    • 2nd: slice into the lane

    • 3rd: draw contact to get to the line

      • Very effective in this regard

  • Space creation

    • Has a variety of ways to get to his spots on the floor, which include all around the basket/paint and a variety of mid-range spots.  Operates from the top of the key, but will attack from the wings, as well.

      • Virtually all off the dribble

        • Iso

        • Catch at the top of the key

        • Pick and Roll

      • When he is unable to get to his spots, he is able to default to a nice step-back

    • Again, great footwork – utilizes skip steps, jump stops, euro steps (semi-euro steps)

    • Uses his shoulders well to create last minute space

    • Can struggle to secure quality shots against length and athleticism

      • As said above, he possesses a nice step back move that creates good space.  He will really benefit from continuing to develop his shot off this move.

  • Decent pick and roll player

    • Looking to score, but will still attempt to take time to survey the defense as he takes on the help defender/hedge

    • Displays good body control and ball control; protects the ball well

    • Sets up the screen and uses the screen well

      • Takes good angles

    • Uses a nice semi-snake dribble to maintain his body between the ball and his man

    • Tends to hold on to the ball too long and not get off it

    • Developing a consistent 3-point shot will greatly increase his effectiveness

  • Possesses a good feel for the on-ball defender, as well as help-side defenders

    • Adept at beating the initial defender and reacting quickly to the supporting defender to find his way to the basket

  • Generally needs the ball in his hands to impact the game

    • Does not move/operate much without the ball

      • Will benefit from moving with purpose off the ball to increase the number of quality looks

  • Playmaking

    • Would like to see him make more plays for his teammates using his ability to penetrate and draw the defense

    • Certainly capable

      • Adept at drawing bigs up into the lane for easy drop offs to the blocks

      • Able to locate shooters on the wings and in the corners after drawing the defense off the dribble

  • Strong fundamentals

  • Can struggle with ball security at times

  • Remains in triple threat position throughout the duration of his time with the ball in his hands

  • Will be watching the development of his ability to fully run point and improve his ball security, and how it will transfer into guard play at the next level

Shooting
Shooting
  • Improving but inconsistent jump shooter

    • Needs to improve percentage from 3

    • Mid-range continues to improve.  Shoots a really nice shot from 15-17 feet.

      • Gets good lift on the shot; fluid mechanics

      • Consistency drops when shooting off the dribble, but is capable of shooting going to the left or the right

        • Prefers pulling up when going left, while favoring driving to the basket when going right

  • Shoots a jump shot off the dribble and a set shot on the catch and shoot

    • Generally, shoots a jumper from mid-range

    • Generally, shoots a set shot from 3

  • More on Form/Mechanics:

    • Sets his feet well, but can get off balance off the dribble

    • Keeps elbow up just above 90 degrees

    • Release is from the right of his brow

    • Good concentration

    • Solid follow through

    • Fluid mechanics overall

    • Speeds up his set shot release when necessary, but would like to see the shot taken a half second quicker, especially when playing against length and athleticism

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The images above are consistent with Fauntleroy’s form.  The improvement in his shooting will be a lead indicator of success in college.

  • Finishing

    • Crafty, heady, and uses a nice touch to convert

    • Maintains good concentration on the basket when he is taking on a contest at the rim

      • Stays composed when taking on the defender in mid-air

    • Does a very good job of controlling his body and using it to protect the ball

      •  Body control on full display

    • Draws good contact to get to the line

    • Capable of finishing with the left, but prefers to finish with his strong hand

      • Right hand dominant around the rim

    • Strong finisher in the open court

    • May struggle at times against true rim protection, length, and athleticism

  • Steady free throw shooter who consistently gets to the line

Dribbling
Dribbling
  • Quick, compact handle in space, under pressure, and in transition

    • Can get where he wants to go

  • Smoothly transitions directions with the dribble from right-to-left and vice versa

    • Maneuvers through the defense effectively

    • Capable of performing dribble moves going full speed with the ball, even if it is a combo move

  • Uses an assortment of effective dribble moves to create space

    • Again, he is shifty and creates spacing and opportunity off the dribble

  • Lots of poise with the ball in his hand

  • Nice wiggle to move the defender laterally

  • Stays low with the ball – helps him to stay on balance and protect the ball

    • Low center of gravity absorbs the contact, preventing defenders from knocking him off the ball easily

  • Good ball control; keeps his eyes up

  • Handles 1-on-1 full court pressure well

  • His rhythm may cause him to play around with it a bit too much, using too many dribbles.  As a result, his teammates will stand around watching.  It is the current iso effect we saw all-too-often.  Will benefit from being more purposeful with his dribbles.

  • Has good speed with the ball in the open court; shows good acceleration leading into a finish while maintaining control of the ball and his body

Passing
Passing
  • Overall, he shows promise in this area of the game.  He sees the game and possesses the skillset of a passer.  His mentality as a scorer tends to lead to inconsistencies in playmaking.

  • Has a nice dump-off to the block game, as stated above

    • Puts a nice touch on the pass so that it is easy for the big on the block to handle

  • Has the tools to be a strong drive and kicker, and easily displays capabilities

  • Good passer off the dribble; accurate

  • Has a tendency to leave his feet on the drive

  • Good zip on the pass when necessary

Defense
Defense
  • On-ball

    • Knows the tricks of the trade and will pick your pocket

    • Capable of pressing up

      • Can either be an active disruptor who gets a hand on the ball or will play at an arm’s length distance

      • Good lateral movement; can really play with his feet and stay in front of the ball handler without fouling

    • Mirrors the ball with his extended hand

  • Tends to stand straight up and down off the ball

  • Good anticipation and has good hands

  • Quick to long rebounds and loose balls

IQ
Basketball IQ
  • Smart player overall, especially with the ball in hands; very heady

  • Does not let you speed him up for the most part; deliberate, but there is no hesitation

    • Shows good patience with the ball as he surveys the defense and lulls the defender

    • Capable of letting the pieces on the floor develop; improving at reading the defense

      • There are periods of the game where it really slows down for him

  • Understands different defensive looks, and knows when to take advantage of mismatches based on the positioning of the rest of the defense

  • Makes great usage of angles all over the court

  • Strong court awareness; capable of anticipating the play

  • Adept at reading the movement, momentum, and tendencies of the defender

  • Strong understanding of space and time (as timing relates to spacing)

Dispostion/Presence
Disposition/Presence
  • High aggression on the offensive end

    • Slightly less aggression on the defensive end (inconsistent aggression)

    • Less aggression without the ball

    • His motor follows suit

  • Poised and composed

  • Calm demeanor, even under pressure

  • Confident in his abilities

  • Not afraid of the moment

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