Milwaukee Bucks: Why Nah’Shon Hyland would be a good pick at 31

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With the 2021 NBA Draft quickly approaching, the Milwaukee Bucks do not have a first rounder at their disposal, but they hold the 31st pick.

With the very first pick of the second-round, the Bucks have an opportunity to potentially pick up a first-round talent who slid down the big board. A potential position of need for Milwaukee is a backup point guard. Due to the uncertainty of Jeff Teague’s future with the team, the Bucks could look to add a young backup facilitator in the draft to shore up the rotation.

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Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland could be a perfect candidate for the Bucks in the early stages of the second round. In the most recent Big Board done by Bleacher Reports, Hyland was ranked at number 32 in the prospect rankings. With the Bucks picking at 31, they could find the answer to their point guard predicament by drafting their backup facilitator.

With that in mind, here is a breakdown of Nah’Shon Hyland and three reasons why he could be a perfect fit for the Bucks at No. 31.

Nah’Shon Hyland could bring sharpshooting to the Milwaukee Bucks

Hyland played his college ball at VCU. He spent two seasons at VCU, and certainly caught the attention of NBA analysts. In Nah’Shon’s freshman year, he averaged nine points, two rebounds, and two assists. Those numbers don’t jump off the sheet, but his shooting splits did. Hyland boasted an impressive 43 percent field goal percentage along with a 43 percent from 3-point range in his first year at VCU.

Nah’Shon continued trending upwards in his second year as he doubled both his average points and rebounds. In Hyland’s second year, he averaged nearly 20 points, five rebounds, and two assists. His 3-point percentage took a dip, as he cashed in on 37 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. However, the most impressive feat of his second year was his increase in free throw percentage. Hyland increased his free throw percentage from a measly 67 percent his freshman year to a staggering 86 percent in his second year. Hyland only got better in his second year, and his best could be yet to come.

As it pertains to Milwaukee, Hyland could be a perfect fit in head coach Mike Budenholzer’s system. The success of outside shooters has always been key for the Bucks under Bud, and Hyland brings impressive 3-point shooting off the dribble, an area that Milwaukee typically thrives in. With the potential departure of Bryn Forbes as he ponders a player option, Hyland could bring in solid 3-point shooting ability to help potentially replace him.

Hyland has the ability to contribute immediately at the NBA level, especially in the 3-point shooting category. If Milwaukee can pick up Hyland at pick 31, he will immediately be in a system that will help him thrive as it pertains to his electric shooting.