NBA Draft: Ta’Quan Zimmerman is the Most Underrated Combo Guard
Waterbury, Connecticut native Ta’Quan Zimmerman isn’t a name you hear being broadcast across the nation heading into the draft, but he deserves a closer look.
The 6’3″ combo guard out of Thompson Rivers University has quietly worked his way into the spotlight of many NBA franchises after a whirlwind of transfers, going from Long Island to Iowa and finally settling north of the border in Canada.
He averaged a league-high 19.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his lone season with the Wolf Pack, leading the college to its first playoff appearance in school history and earning first team All-Canada West honors.
One thing that stands out immediately in Zimmerman’s game is his tendency to knock down deep three point shots consistently, as evident by his 45.2 percent shooting clip from downtown, which ranked first in the nation.
“I’m always going to work hard, knock down jumpshots and I want to do whatever I have to do to get on the floor,” Zimmerman tells HoopsScoop. “I have the ability to make plays with or without the ball and I feel like I can contribute to any team immediately.”
When asked who he’d compare his game to Zimmerman said, “I’ve been hearing a lot of comparisons to Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey, it’s not a bad comparison but I see myself more like a Kyle Lowry. I’m a strong stocky guard who can shoot the ball and finish strong inside when I find an opening.”
With the NBA Draft getting closer, Zimmerman is one prospect to look out for in the second round, as he’s recently drawn interest from a range of teams like the Spurs, Warriors, Magic and Sixers.
Checkout this mixtape showcasing highlights of his 2013-2014 season with Thompson Rivers University:
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