Nets Summer League: Final Edition of ‘Get to know’

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Rodney Pryor


Age: 24
Height/Weight: 6’5″ **(6’11” wingspan)** / 205 lbs
Position: SG
Hometown: Evanston, IL
College: Robert Morris (2 years), Georgetown (1 year)
2016-17 College Statistics: 32 minutes/game, 18 PPG, 5 RPG, 1 APG, 41% 3PT
Draft: Undrafted

Rodney Pryor spent his first two seasons of college ball playing for Robert Morris University. He averaged nearly 17 points per game during his time at RMU.

Before spending his final season at Georgetown, Pryor had a short stint playing junior college basketball. However, he was injured playing JuCo ball, and by the time he arrived at Georgetown, he was off of NBA radars.

According to ESPN draft expert, Fran Fraschilla, the Nets may have something in the former Hoya. In fact, he prefers Pryor over his Georgetown teammate, L.J. Peak.

"“L.J. is a good, solid player. I’m not as enamored with him as I am Rodney. I think Rodney Pryor is a sleeper. I know at his pro day a couple of weeks ago, he impressed a lot of teams because he’s very athletic and he can shoot the ball. You know, he plays like an NBA guard. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Rodney gets drafted in the second round.”"

Fraschilla goes on to talk about how his journey to the NBA has led to a lack of recognition, which is a positive for Brooklyn.

Pryor is known for his outside shooting stroke, but he’s not afraid to attack the basket and put someone on a poster (watch video below). He’s an aggressive scorer and a volume shooter, but he’s efficient and does a good job taking care of the ball. Luckily for him, the Summer League is a very offensive-oriented event. While some players look to make their mark defensively, Pryor will have the green light to display his talents on the offensive end.

Probability of Rodney Pryor making the opening day roster: 20%

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It will be interesting to see how all of this shakes out. The Nets are bringing in a handful of players with NBA potential, but the question remains, who will reach that potential? We’ll find out soon enough.

The first test for these players will come tonight at 8:00 p.m. against the Atlanta Hawks. Best of luck to these players chasing their dreams.