On offense, he drives almost exclusively to his right when going to the rim. When he drives left he usually pulls up for a mid-range jump shot, or looks to pass. He needs to improve his left-hand dribbling to improve his driving ability.I agree with the point about footwork because, to me, often times Will is committed to shooting several seconds before he does. Particularly off the dribble. I believe that is due to the lack of a real play maker. Will can make plays at the rim, but struggles with making plays for teammates because he can get his shot at, well, will.
He has good hand/arm mechanics on his jump shot. He repeats the motion and has good back spin on his shot. His shot is a little flat and he lacks range.
His inconsistency on his jump shot from range is due to his inconsistent foot work. Rather than going up with his feet under him, he often goes up with his feet unbalanced.
A shooter's feet should be parallel when going up for a jump shot. For some reason, his left foot tends to be forward. So, he does not go up straight and often fades back on his jumper. A player can get away with this in close, but not with range. So, if he fixes his footwork on his long-range jumper, then he will be a much better shooter.
Can he be a 2 guard? I think it's possible, but he has to learn how to create with both hands from both wing positions. He has to develop more of a pull up, control game where passing is more of an option.To me, on a championship level team, I'd have him as 6th or 7th man getting 20-25 minutes per and feel pretty good about my rotation.
He's 23, one of my favorite players in a long time and always has time to come on the radio with us or time to chat at practice. He's a good guy.
But he has to stay healthy and he really should because he's built solidly. If I were him though I'd bring it extra hard in camp because I know Landry Fields will.
That battle will be fun to watch.