Freshman Report: Tevon Saddler (UNCG)

Tevon Saddler

By James Blackburn

Game Scouted: Elon vs UNCG
Elon wins 81-68
Box Score

Tevon Saddler (G, 6’4”, FR)

26 min, 3-10 FG, 2-7 FT, 4 reb, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 blk, 8 TP

Strong and athletic guard who is explosive and has a quick 2nd jump. At his best in transition where he is fast with the ball in his hands and can finish with contact in traffic. Jump shot has improved since the beginning of the season. His pull-up jumper is consistent and he also has a floater in his arsenal. Attacks the basket hard. Uses size to see over the defense and creates for others off the P/R. Can handle ball pressure, even from smaller guards, and is a solid drive and kick player. Good footwork on the perimeter.

Plays solid on the defensive end where he uses his size and wingspan to defend on the perimeter. Stays in front of his man consistently. Not a game changer on this end at this point, but doesn’t hurt you on this end either. Has potential to be a lock down defender as his career progresses. Solid rebounder on the defensive end.

Not a pure PG at this point- more of a scoring combo. Tends to get out of control at times and is TO prone- is averaging 4 TO’s per game so far on the year. Needs to improve shooting range out to the 3-pt line. Saddler has only attempted 10 threes on the season and has hit on 10% of those. Defenses have the luxury to just go under the P/R at this point. Also needs to improve his FT shooting, especially with how often he gets to the line.

The freshman from Maryland is averaging 12.6 ppg, 4 rpg, and 3.1 apg on the season so far. Has shown good pose and control for the guard position thus far this year, especially for a freshman. Has a high ceiling for a player at his size for the PG position. Needs to continue to develop into a pure PG and improve 3-pt shooting ability.

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