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Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Legends Guard Daryl Macon

By Jake Winderman | July 30, 2018

Player: Daryl Macon

College: Holmes Community College (2014-2016), Arkansas (2016-2018)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds

NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: Dallas Mavericks/Texas Legends

College Breakdown: Daryl Macon spent the first two years of his collegiate career at Holmes Community College before finishing his final two seasons at the University of Arkansas. Macon averaged career-highs in points (16.8 PPG), assists (3.9 APG), rebounds (2.9 RPG) and 3-point percentage (42.1%) during his senior year with the Razorbacks and was named Second-Team All-SEC following the 2017-2018 season. The Little Rock-product ranked 1st in the SEC last season in free-throw percentage (87.5%), 3rd in offensive rating (126.4 ORtg), 5th in 3-pointers made (85), 5th in points per game (16.8 PPG) and 6th in assists per game (3.9 APG). Macon also helped lead Arkansas to two straight NCAA Tournaments and 5 wins over ranked teams while in Fayetteville. During Las Vegas Summer League, Macon averaged 7.9 points and 4.7 assists per game with the Miami Heat.

Scouting Report: Daryl Macon projects to be a combo guard in the NBA, with more emphasis at point guard. Macon is an adequate scorer from all levels of the floor and can get a bucket on command. He markedly improved his 3-point shooting from his junior to senior season at Arkansas and proved off-the-dribble or off-the-pass that he can be deadly from beyond the arc. Macon is at his best when he’s moving at full-speed, leading transition opportunities or 2-on-1 chances. The former Razorback is an above-average athlete and had great stamina at the college level, averaging over 30 minutes per game during his senior season at Arkansas.

Organizational Fit: The Texas Legends have a solid history of grooming backcourt players for the NBA, getting them ready for the next level. Previous Gatorade Call-Ups from the Legends include Pierre Jackson, Gary Neal, Ish Smith and Kyle Collinsworth.