Shake Milton Profile
High School: Owasso (Okla.)
Rating: Four-star prospect by Scout.com
Ranking: 34th-ranked shooting guard in 2015
AAU Team: MOKAN Elite
2014 EYBL stats: Averaged 12 points, five rebounds, and four assists over 21 games. Had a shooting average of 46 percent from the field and 26 percent from three-point range. Milton also was an 83 percent free throw shooter.
Side Note: Was named Oklahoma’s Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 28.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 2013.
Audible:” Coach Brown might be old, but he’s a legend.”
How Milton fits Milton is a long guard and is extremely versatile. He plays good defense and is a great facilitator. He may be coming in as a shooting guard, but it wouldn’t be too surprising to see Larry Brown use him as a point guard more often than not. And we all know what Brown can do with point guards.
What Milton brings We can’t say enough about his length. He may be 6-4 but his wingspan is seven feet wide. He is a solid defender and can only get better. When playing for MOKAN Elite, Milton was asked to do everything, and he was able to do it all relatively well. He is an extremely smart player and uses that to make up for his shortcomings athletically. Let’s be clear, he is VERY athletic. He simply doesn’t possess “freak of nature” athleticism. Again, what he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for in basketball IQ.
What to Expect Freshman Year Milton’s freshman year will depend a lot on whether or not Nic Moore returns for another season. If so, he will be in a very crowded backcourt and will be fighting for minutes. If Moore does not stick around for another season, he could and should get significant minutes. It also depends on how quickly he develops under Brown. There are a lot of factors and “ifs” so the safer bet is to assume that he will have a limited role his freshman season.
Career Expectations for Milton Like we keep saying, Milton is an extremely intelligent guard- he is a student of the game. If he applies himself and really accepts Brown’s tutelage, he could become a very dangerous combo-guard. His length is enough to frustrate players and his basketball IQ is off the charts. There is no reason why he shouldn’t develop into prototypical Larry Brown guard. He certainly has the tools to do so.