Springer is a strong, right-handed kid that can create for himself or his teammates to a degree. He averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game as a freshman. Springer hit 43.5% of his three-point attempts, and he was good at the line, making 81%. He also did a good job of getting to the line. He had 100 free throw attempts in just 401 minutes played. ...Springer had more assists than turnovers. Springer tested with a 41.5" max. vert. at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine. ...Tennessee was slightly better defensively (.4 pts. per 100 possessions) when Springer was off the floor. That said, we think Springer can be a good NBA defender. He has a wingspan that is nearly 6'8". …We view him as a potential top-tier NBA reserve two-guard. …We expect Springer to be selected in the mid-to-late first round.
Our best advice: in 2012, the 25th pick was Tony Wroten. We advised, "draft Draymond Green."