Very unselfish, pass first point guard
Plays with great pace and limits TOs
Great in transition as a quick decision playmaker
Good three-point shooter in catch and shoot opportunities
Finishes well in the lane with contact
Competes on the defensive end
Average athlete who lacks burst or a quick first step
Shies away from contact, does not get to the FT line
Settles for runners or floaters instead of attacking the basket strong
Can be passive on offense and defers often
Nembhard is a traditional point guard who thrives in transition and PnR action. He looks to pass first but has been efficient when looking to score in the lane. He plays with great pace, which limits turnovers and keeps his defender off balance. Most of his scoring is reliant on his three-point shot dropping effectively. He could be a great backup point guard option but does not profile as much of a scorer.
WCC All-Conference First Team (2022)
WCC Tournament Most Valuable Player (2022)
WCC All-Tournament Team (2022)
WCC Sixth Man of the Year (2021)
WCC All-Conference Second Team (2021)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2019)
Jordan Brand Classic (2018)
Nike Hoop Summit (2018)
Vs. UCLA – Las Vegas, NV – 11/23/2021
As a scorer he did a little bit of everything, he created for himself off the dribble, getting the rim finishing with contact, knocked down a couple of pull-up 3’s, hit a mid-range jumper, and had nice two foot floater in the lane. As a passer he did a good job getting into the paint drawing the attention of the defense and kicking out to shooter on the perimeter for open 3’s. Defensively, he was active on the perimeter, he fought over screens, got a few deflection/steals and, mixed it up for three defensive rebounds. He did turn the ball over too much for my liking and his being loose with his handle and a few errand passes.
Nembhard is a skilled versatile defender, landing in the 70th percentile. He is very competant defending ball handlers and rarely defends bigs.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.