Hurt, Matthew 






Hurt is a good offensive basketball player. He can shoot it. He shares it. He takes good care of the ball. As a sophomore at Duke, Hurt averaged 18.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. He made 44.4% of his three-point shots in 2020-21, and connected on 73.1% of his career free throws. He only had 55 turnovers in over 1400 minutes. Hurt's assist-to-turnover ratio is 1.21-to-1.  He was named the ACC's Most Improved Player in 2021. He finished third in ACC boxscore plus/minus. ...Defensively, we have concerns. Duke was 2.8 points better per 100 possessions on defense when Hurt was on the bench. Relatively speaking, he has short arms (stands 6'9" but wingspan is only a half inch longer.). He is a below average athlete by NBA standards. ...Hurt played on the USA Basketball U18 team that won Gold. ...Hurt could wind up being the most natural stretch-four in this Draft. He needs to get his body into NBA shape (he measured with 15% body fat at the Combine.) ...We think Hurt will be selected late in the second round. 


Our best advice: in 2014, the 42nd pick was Nick Johnson. We advised, "draft Thanasis Antetokounmpo."

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