NBA Draft

Dalano Banton

Scouting Report

Banton has holes in his game but also displayed clear potential as a glue guy during his one season at Nebraska after transferring from Western Kentucky. He notched one of only 18 triple-doubles in Division I last year with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists on Dec. 17 against Doane.
Banton can serve as a point forward with his handle and ability to find the open man. He averaged 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Cornhuskers, who were enduring the second year of a hard rebuilding program under coach Fred Hoiberg.
His skill set would have looked better with a more accomplished group of players around him, but NBA scouts still see plenty of positives. They like his versatility, build and ability to get around defenders and then convert with both hands around the basket.
One thing that must improve is his perimeter stroke. He made just 41.1 percent from the field, 24.7 percent on 81 3-pointers and 65.9 percent at the foul line. If he can become even an average shooter, he'll be a useful part on someone's roster.
Positives: Banton's got a pro build in terms of being able to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. He can stuff a stat sheet on a good night and put up good numbers when he's attacking the rim.
Negatives: To become the best pro he can be, Banton absolutely has to improve his shooting stroke. The inability to do so could ultimately limit his staying power on an NBA roster.
--Field Level Media

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