Draft Profile: T.J. McConnell

T.J. McConnell is hoping to get drafted and, if not, sign with a team out of camp. Read on for a closer look at his chances.

Former Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell is working to hear his named called in June. The 6-foot-1 lead guard gave Arizona two great years by being its floor general during two Elite Eight runs.

A pass-first guard, McConnell is capable of playing within most offenses and creating for those around him. Granted, he does not possess the most impressive physical tools, but his tenacity on both ends of the floor and impressive vision will allow McConnell to compete for a spot on an NBA roster.

"T.J. was great for Arizona and that offense," an Eastern Conference scout said. "His vision and ability to create for his teammates is one of the many skills coaches look for in their back up guards."

Here is a pre-draft breakdown:

NBA position: PG

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 190 pounds


1) Vision

2) On-ball defense

3) Tenacity

4) Leadership


1) Physical tools

2) Can't create his own offense

3) Limited upside (age)

Scout's outlook:

"I'm not sure if he'll get drafted, but T.J. could definitely sign on as an undrafted free agent and showcase his talents in the summer league."

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