4 Reasons drafting Scoot Henderson should be a no-brainer for Hornets

G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson dunks (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)
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He is reminiscent of stars of the past

Inevitably, when young players are evaluated for their NBA potential, they are compared to players who came before them. In the case of Scoot Henderson, his physique and athleticism lends itself to comparisons to two explosive point guards who made a major impact on recent league history: Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook.

While it may seem like high praise to compare a player who has not bounced the ball for one NBA dribble to two players who each won the league MVP award, the similarities between Henderson and the aforementioned legends are inescapable. Like Rose and Westbrook, Henderson is around 6’3″ tall. Like both players, he also weighs around 195 lbs. He is also sculpted like Michelangelo’s David with the muscularity and strength of a man ten years his senior.

Rose and Westbrook were both known for playing above the rim and having the ability to finish through contact. During his two years as a member of the G-League Ignite, Henderson showed the uncanny ability to play through contact while also showing that physical defense by his opponents would not deter him from attacking the paint and finishing around the rim.

There are some members of the media who are suggesting that Charlotte should take advantage of their fortunate draft position and make a play for Zion Williamson while his name is coming up in trade rumors. While Zion has proven to be a unique talent when healthy, the questions surrounding whether or not he is permanent4 Reasons Scoot Henderson is the no-brainer choice for Charlotte at 2 injury prone are too serious to ignore. The Hornets should select Scoot Henderson and give him time to develop.

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He has proven that he is not afraid of the challenge, he will not shy away from the spotlight, and he bares striking similarities to recent stars. Scoot Henderson will be a star in the NBA someday. If the Hornets are a wise franchise, he will do so while wearing the purple and teal.