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2016 NBA Draft Player Breakdown: Yogi Ferrell

Yogi Ferrell had a fantastic career for the Indiana Hoosiers. He had his best season as a senior and now he looking like a late second round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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The Indiana Hoosiers are certainly going to miss their senior leader in Yogi Ferrell, but Ferrell will make some team happy in the NBA. The 6-foot-1 point guard averaged 17.3 PPG, 5.6 APG, and he shot 42.0 percent from deep for the season (career high). He was the best player for the Hoosiers this year, he could create for others and he could takeover games at any given moment. Ferrell really showed this season that he could shoot the basketball. In the past, he shot the ball pretty well from deep, but this year he really got his three-point shot going.

He helped the Hoosiers make it all the way to the Sweet 16. Ferrell really struggled during his freshmen year as a Hoosier, but after that, he became a very good point guard. He can facilitate, he can create plays, and he can attack the rim at will. Ferrell is not the ideal size for a point guard at the next level, but he is not undersized.

Ferrell could be the only player from Indiana entering in the 2016 NBA Draft (unless Thomas Bryant chooses to leave school early), and Ferrell should be drafted late in the second round. Why should team's draft Yogi Ferrell?

Ferrell's Draft Outlook

Ferrell is certainly ready for the next level, and right now he is looking like a late second round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He will be a point guard in the NBA that can add great playmaking ability and shooting. He is also a very good passer and knows how to find the open player. Ferrell's offensive weapons is what makes him very intriguing. He obviously is a great shooter that can create his own shot and when he catches fire, he can takeover a game. He probably will not do that at the next level next year, but he definitely could help many teams out next year coming off the bench. He would add instant offense off the bench and he is very unselfish on the offensive end.

One thing that teams will really like about Ferrell is his leadership and the fact that he plays with such fire. He gives it his all on every possession on both ends of the floor. He is not a great defender, but he is very fast, which is why he can keep up with a lot of point guards. Ferrell will be a decent backup point guard in the NBA to start off and he might be a starting point guard in the league down the road.


Yogi Ferrell had a wonderful career in the Big Ten and hopefully he will start his new career off in the NBA on a high note next season. Watch for him to get drafted late in the second round of the NBA draft. He played in college for four years, and that means he will be ready to go. Ferrell is going to help out many NBA teams with his offensive ability and because he is a great facilitator.

Ferrell will be playing in the NBA next season and there is no doubt about that.