Well, there it is. In the very deep 2020 NBA draft, it was clear that there would be a lot of undrafted gems waiting to get picked up. And the Miami Heat got their guy.
Breein Tyree, a point guard out of Ole Miss, is a very intriguing prospect due to his wide offensive package. He averaged 19.7 points per game in his senior season in a variety of ways.
It’s clear that he can shoot the three ball with ease, since he knocked down two of them a game at a 36% clip.
Most of his three point shooting seems to be even more pure off the catch and shoot, which makes me think he will play more off-ball at the NBA level.
He does have a lot of on-ball attributes as well though, since he has a few signature cross-overs and step-backs that he loves to use. Those moves allowed him to be a huge threat when attacking the rim, which he did a lot of in college. One thing that stood out on his drives to the basket was that he’s very crafty around that area, and knows how to use the backboard to his advantage.
Most people would just go on and on about his offensive package, but he also has some defensive potential. He has very active hands and knows how to hit passing lanes. He’s the type of defending guard that Miami likes, giving it his all on that end of the floor. He has shown some issues one-on-one when trying to beat around screens and things of that nature, but these are things that can be cleaned up.
The reason this signing makes sense for Miami is because he shows a ton of upside, and that’s the type of player that Miami usually goes after.
I’ve seen this story before: drafting a rookie, signing an undrafted rookie, and getting ready to unleash a second year player who spent his rookie season in the G-League.
It would’ve been an ideal situation to throw Tyree into the Summer League and G-League, but obviously things will look a lot different this season. It’ll be interesting to keep track of his growth this next season.
And by the way, if Miami picked him up, there’s a reason.