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

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Nah’Shon Hyland could bring sound defense to the Milwaukee Bucks

With First team All-Defensive honoree Jrue Holiday being one of the best defensive guards in the league, it will be tough for any player backing him up to replicate his defense. However, Hyland could provide a solid defensive presence off the bench when Holiday needs a breather.

During his sophomore year at VCU, Hyland averaged nearly two steals per game. Nah’Shon has a great understanding of how to cut off passing lanes and has a quick burst to help him in transition. Furthermore, Hyland is great at contesting shots. At the NBA Combine, he measured in with a compelling 6-foot-9.25-inch wingspan. Of course, his wingspan allows him to rack up steals and contest shots with ease. With his length, the Bucks could find another solid defender at the point guard position.

While it is tough to live up to Holiday’s reputable defensive prowess, Hyland could be the best candidate in the draft to come close to Holiday’s level. Hyland has room to improve, but some development at the NBA level could increase his level of defense even more. If the Bucks are able to secure Hyland at pick No. 31, they could have found themselves another solid guard to add into the mix of top-notch defenders.