Reynolds is a perfect example of your prototypical combo guard that has grown in popularity amongst NBA scouts over the past few years. Hes an excellent athlete, blessed with a great first step, exceptional quickness and nice fluidity in the half-court, making him incredibly difficult to keep out of the paint in isolation situations. He attacks the basket with great tenacity, and will use his solid leaping ability and strength to hang in the air and finish creatively even in the toughest of situations, never shying away from contact.
Reynolds is more than just a slashing threat, though, as he has the talent and scoring instincts to put the ball in the net from almost anywhere on the floor. Possessing terrific ball-handling skills, he has no problem creating shots for himself from the perimeter. If the lane is a bit too crowded, he is very fond of pulling up off the dribble for a mid-range jumper, whether its from just inside the paint, from the baseline, or anywhere around the 3-point arc, even going glass at times. At times hell show a very pretty one-handed floater that he uses effectively to compliment the shiftiness of his movements and the way he gets defenders off balance.
As a shooter, Reynolds can be deadly when given an opportunity to really heat up. Playing mostly off the ball for Virginia, he is terrific at coming off screens and firing away with little to no hesitation with his feet set or off a short set-up dribble. Reynolds has deep range on his jumper and a very quick, pretty stroke. With that said, he has a tendency to abuse it far too often, as him and his counterpart Sean Singletary
are often expected to shoulder their teams entire scoring load. Reynolds can hit tough shots with a hand in his face, but hes extremely streaky. He shows concerning shot-selection at times and is not the best decision maker youll find, overpenetrating in the paint, running into brick walls and turning the ball over far too often.
Playing next to arguably the top point guard in the conference, hell have to prove to scouts and GMs over the next 8 months that he has an NBA position every opportunity that he has. As mentioned, his ball-handling is very solid, and his court vision not bad at all. He does not seem to be a selfish player, as its not rare to see him put his teammates in a position to score.
Defensively is another story altogether, although he does have fairly quick hands and feet. He has a tendency to give up on plays at times and conserve his energy more for the offensive end. Combo guards in the NBA are expected to be able to guard both 1s and 2s in the league, which means this is yet another area hell be tested at repeatedly both over his college career as well as private individual workouts or camps
Watching him play and to a lesser extent looking at his near identical numbers, its hard not to be reminded at times of the player Randy Foye
was going into his senior year, although hes not quite
as explosive. Reynolds has his work cut out for himself to make the NCAA tournament, but if his team gets hot, it wouldnt be a shock to see his stock take off as well, possibly into the first round. Most people dont even know his name at this point, but weve got a hunch that hes a name to keep an eye on.