The Probe Ep. 40 - Richmond Point Guard Jacob Gilyard



Jacob Gilyard/ Point Guard / Richmond


In this episode of the Probe we take a look at Richmond point guard Jacob Gilyard. A tough floor general that is elite at managing a game, elite defensively and has mastered the intangibles that are pivotal to helping teams win. Let’s take a look at the underrated floor general.



Player Strength:

Ability to create space

Ability to get in the lane

Anticipation

Athleticism

Competitiveness

Court Vision

Defensive ability

IQ

Leadership Ability

Pick & Roll ability

Playmaking

Quickness

Reading Screens

Speed

Toughness



Player Weaknesses:

Length

Rebounding

Shooting over length

Size

Strength



Future Pro Potential:

Part time rotation to part-time starter


Pro Player Comparison:

Muggsy Bogues


Overall Evaluation:

Gilyard is a big reason why people shouldn’t underestimate Richmond and why they’re in the top 25 currently. He’s a difference maker and one most teams find it difficult to account for. He can dominate a game and not score a point which is rare in this day and age. If he proves he can hit shots consistently over taller, longer guards, with everything else he brings to the table as a PG, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him secure a roster spot at the next level sooner then later.