The Atlanta Hawks will workout Oklahoma point guard Isaiah Cousins on June 2 according to a report by SNY.tv's Adam Zagoria.
After working out yesterday for Phoenix former OU PG Isaiah Cousins has Toronto and Atlanta May 31 & June 2.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 28, 2016
Cousins is an intriguing prospect given his size at the point guard position. He was listed at 6'6 but measured out at just over 6'3 at the Draft Combine. He has an over 6'6 wingspan which would still place him among the bigger options at the point at the NBA level.
Cousins shot 41 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range as a senior. His shooting improvement are a strength that was noted by DraftExpress at the combine.
Cousins is still figuring out the nuances of the point guard position, as he tends to overdribble at times and can get somewhat wild with the ball in his hands, but he does show some flashes in this area. His size allows him to see over the top of the defense and uses both sides of the floor, particularly in drive and dish situations, where he's fairly solid, using his strong footwork and frame to create space inside the arc, as well as some nifty change of speed moves. Tightening up his ball-handling will help him become even more effective in this area, as will improving his timing and creativity in the pick and roll.
Cousins' improved perimeter shooting ability, going from being a complete non-shooter as a freshman to hitting 41% of his 3-pointers as a senior, is another point of interest. He doesn't have the prettiest mechanics, but showed the ability to knock down looks both with his feet set and off the dribble at the Combine, as he did all year at Oklahoma.
DraftExpress ranks Cousins No. 65 among their Top 100 prospects but solid showings at the Portsmouth Invitational and the Draft Combine have his stock on the rise. Atlanta currently holds a pair of second round picks and Cousins could end up being an option.