March 14, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) is introduced before the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference tournament against the Oregon Ducks at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Wildcats defeated the Ducks 80-52. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but Hollis-Jefferson is perhaps more in the mold of many of Milwaukee’s current roster than anyone else in the draft.
He has outstanding athleticism, great defensive potential, and no real jump shot. Think Michael Carter-Williams, think Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Bucks may well be looking to add a shooter to space the floor (something which could play to the advantage of some of today’s other prospects), but Hollis-Jefferson has so much of what this coaching staff and front office clearly love, that he could yet be a surprise selection.
Another big positive for Hollis-Jefferson is his personality and attitude. The former Wildcat has developed into a real media darling during his pre-draft workout tour, and his demeanour would be a real positive in any locker room.
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough described him as:
"He’s one of the more loquacious guys we’ve had in over the past couple of years even."
With previous talk of how quiet the Bucks’ locker room can be at times, that could be a nice addition.
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