Cole Anthony | NBA Draft Prospect Profile

Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek shares her evaluation of North Carolina Tar Heels G Cole Anthony.

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KRYSTEN PEEK: Point guard Cole Anthony has been around basketball his entire life, being the son of NBA vet Greg Anthony. Cole had a disappointing year at North Carolina, where the team finished with a losing season for the first time in the Roy Williams era. He also had a knee injury in December and was sidelined for six weeks. But to everyone's surprise, he decided to return and close out the season.

Anthony averaged 18.5 points and four assists per game. He's a bully guard who loves to go downhill and either finish at the rim or dish it to teammates. His three-point shot has improved since high school. And he is a true competitor.

Anthony is a high volume shooter who needs to work on his shot selection. And he's not the biggest guard in this draft class, with his 6' 3" frame. His game is very similar to Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. They are both explosive guards who love to get to the basket and can deliver flashy dunks in transition. In such a top-heavy draft class, Anthony could go anywhere from number five to number 18 depending on the draft order and team needs.