- PTS 22.1 30.5 per 40
- REB 8.9 12.3 per 40
- AST 2.1 2.9 per 40
- EFG% 71.7 352 FGA
- STL 2.2 3.0 per 40
- BLK 1.8 2.5 per 40
- 3PT% 31.5 54 3PA
- FT% 65.4 188 FTA
Gravity-breaking athlete with the all-around skill to be one of the league’s best superstars.
- Capable of running pick-and-roll as a ball handler; the team that drafts him can use him in virtually any role on offense.
- A potential five-position defender with a rare combination of strength, agility, and anticipation skills; he can comfortably switch on-ball screens.
- Zion’s explosive jukes and hop-steps are glitches in the laws of physics; a player his size shouldn’t be able to create separation the way he does.
- A wrecking-ball finisher who can finish through and above contact; his size, athleticism, and ballhandling ability will lead to a lot of defensive fouls drawn.
- Dangerous on dives to the rim via pick-and-rolls and handoffs; he can flush lobs like DeAndre Jordan or pass on the short roll like Draymond Green.
- A smart, unselfish passer who thrives in transition; he lacks supreme vision, but his excellent rebounding and coast-to-coast ability are valuable tools.
- Punishes smaller players on perimeter drives and post-ups. Has basic moves now, but displays the dexterity and body control necessary to improve.
- An active and aware cutter who can exploit holes in defenses, even when they sag off him on the perimeter.
- Hustles and plays with a winning mind-set: dives for loose balls, rebounds out of his area, and pursues chasedown blocks.
- Defensive playmaker who alters shots and jumps passing lanes to spark transition chances, though in a pro system he’ll have to gamble less frequently.
- Clunky spot-up shooting mechanics; he brings the ball to his set point too early, which hurts momentum into his shot. Also needs to kick his strange habit of jab-stepping before he shoots.
- Developing a jumper off the dribble is the key to unlocking his full potential; he shoots the ball flat and looks uncomfortable even from the elbow.
- Must learn how to change gears to minimize sloppy passes or out-of-control drives that lead to charges.
- He can be predictable: He overuses the drop step on post-ups, and he rarely uses his right hand on shots near the rim. He needs a more diverse arsenal of moves on drives and post-ups.
- Defensive awareness could use fine-tuning; often falls into upright stance, ball-watches, and misses help rotations.
- Defensive discipline is lacking; though he makes explosive plays, savvy opponents will throw moves that make him leave his feet, or crash the boards when he overhelps.
- With his size and explosiveness, health is always a question: He suffered a right foot bruise in high school that put him in a walking boot, sprained his MCL at Duke, and has been out of shape in the past.
- PTS 22.9 26.2 per 40
- REB 7.5 8.6 per 40
- AST 4.1 4.7 per 40
- EFG% 50.9 635 FGA
- STL 0.9 1.0 per 40
- BLK 0.5 0.5 per 40
- 3PT% 30.4 217 3PA
- FT% 66.2 201 FTA
Physically gifted scorer who’s won at every level, but needs to sharpen his raw skills to flourish in the pros.
- Good athlete in space with smooth footwork who seeks contact on drives.
- Dangerous ball handler who takes long strides and uses a bevy of herky-jerky maneuvers like Euro-steps and hesitations to get to the rim.
- Effective shooter off the dribble from midrange: He’s comfortable transitioning into his shot, especially when driving left, and he’s flashed a slick stepback.
- Good ball handler and passer for his size who can make any type of pass off the dribble. Though he’s not a pure playmaker, he can fit into any multi-ball-handler offense.
- Excellent rebounder for his position; when he snatches boards, he’s a constant threat to go coast-to-coast.
- Competitive defender at lower levels, especially playing for Team Canada. He has the physical profile to be a versatile defender with long arms and strong frame.
- Team Canada has poured resources into his development; he has a strong work ethic, and a history of improvement suggests he’ll continue progressing.
- He induces face-palms by forcing contested shots early in the clock, barreling into defenders instead of passing to open players, and attempting wild passes to bail himself out.
- He rarely uses his right hand, as if it were tied behind back. It’s critical that he improve his off hand to diversify his shot-creation ability.
- His lousy percentages from 3 and the line are alarming since he has good, consistent mechanics.
- Lacks natural touch, an issue that is compounded by his diminished athleticism in tight space, which hinders his at-rim scoring.
- Inactive off-ball player on offense: He rarely ever cuts or screens at Duke, though his athleticism and versatility could make him a potential threat down the road.
- He’s a ball watcher off-ball who routinely misses defensive rotations; on-ball, he often falls out of his stance possibly due to a lack of interest, awareness, or energy.
- PTS 24.6 27.0 per 40
- REB 5.5 6.1 per 40
- AST 10.0 11.0 per 40
- EFG% 55.3 501 FGA
- STL 1.8 2.0 per 40
- BLK 0.8 0.9 per 40
- 3PT% 33.6 149 3PA
- FT% 81.0 209 FTA
Athletic wonder and clever playmaker who needs to develop his jump shot and curb turnovers to unlock his true star potential.
- Electric passer who generates open space for teammates with speed and sleights of hand, and then accurately delivers the ball using either hand off the dribble.
- Excellent shot-creation upside. He has a quick first step and uses slippery crossovers, spins, in-out dribbles, and changes of pace to create space.
- Major potential as a transition threat with his handle, speed, and unselfish passing ability.
- Touch from the line and around the rim suggests he could be a good shooter if he makes the necessary mechanical changes.
- Terrific athlete who explodes for open-floor dunks and has the top-gear speed to zoom by defenders. Crafty finisher who absorbs contact well, though he still must get stronger.
- Has the instincts of a role player, too: does the little things like cutting, rebounding, and facilitating within the flow of the offense.
- Solid on-ball defender when he’s playing with intensity, which doesn’t happen often enough.
- Too tricky with his dribble, forces passes into shutting windows, and is nonchalant making simple passes, all of which lead to avoidable turnovers.
- Needs to overhaul his shooting mechanics: His release is too low and his elbow sticks out. The ball gets pushed from his forehead. He’s a natural lefty who shoots righty.
- Must improve his right hand. Becoming more of a one-foot leaper would enhance his finishing, too.
- Struggles shooting jumpers off the dribble largely due to his poor mechanics, which cause him to transition slowly into his release.
- Motor and focus wane when defending off-ball, leading to backdoor cuts and open shooters. Is it due to his heavy offensive role, or is it for a lack of interest?
- Narrow frame limits his defensive upside. He’s not someone who can switch onto larger players.
- PTS 18.5 23.1 per 40
- REB 6.3 7.9 per 40
- AST 3.6 4.5 per 40
- EFG% 53.4 444 FGA
- STL 1.3 1.7 per 40
- BLK 0.4 0.5 per 40
- 3PT% 32.3 130 3PA
- FT% 70.4 169 FTA
Versatile wing who can fill myriad roles and has a lane to become a primary shot creator if his handle keeps improving.
- Intelligent player who moves well without the ball, fills lanes on the break, and plays hard.
- Good straight-line driver who mixes in spin moves and finishes with either hand around the rim, though he must improve at finishing versus length.
- Solid dribble-jumper shooter; comfortable taking side dribbles into 3s, pull-ups, and stepbacks, though his footwork will need to improve at the pro level.
- Makes tough shots, especially from midrange. If those 2s become 3s, he could become an end-of-game scorer.
- Flashes upside shooting off screens and handoffs, though his below-average free throw percentage and lack of touch on floaters are worrisome indicators for his actual shooting ability.
- Unselfish passer who facilitates well within the system and can make plays off the bounce for others. Shows good feel with change-of-pace moves in the pick-and-roll.
- Competitive rebounder who can initiate a fast break as a scorer or playmaker.
- Versatile defender who can comfortably defend multiple positions and be relied on off-ball to make smart rotations and take calculated risks going for steals.
- Stiff ball handler with an average first step. He lacks shake after his initial move, which forces him into a ton of tough shots.
- Tweaked his shooting form to remove a hitch, though his slow and rigid release raises questions about his accuracy at the next level.
- Takes far too many unforced midrange 2-pointers early in the clock.
- Telegraphs too many passes and lacks accuracy, so at this stage he’s more of a secondary ball handler than a primary creator.
- Limited ceiling as a defender: He has room to get stronger, but he still has a relatively lean frame, and he has only average lateral quickness against guards.
- PTS 13.7 18.6 per 40
- REB 3.7 5.0 per 40
- AST 1.9 2.6 per 40
- EFG% 45.5 407 FGA
- STL 1.6 2.2 per 40
- BLK 0.5 0.7 per 40
- 3PT% 32.7 251 3PA
- FT% 75.9 108 FTA
Polarizing prospect who looks the part of a future star scorer, but his production leaves much to be desired.
- Wide upper body with a long wingspan that can support more muscle, though his hips are slender; added strength could improve some of his weaknesses.
- Fluidity, size, and an array of ball-handling moves and hesitations enable him to hit pull-up perimeter jumpers that most players can’t.
- Projects as a plus shooter off the catch due to his quick, high release. With his size, he could develop into a pick-and-pop threat.
- Does a fine job of relocating off-ball and cutting, though the results aren’t great due to a lack of explosiveness inside and a streaky shot outside.
- Good passer for his size: He’s adept at creating space and making reads in the pick-and-roll, though he’s had limited opportunities due to the presence of star teammates.
- Switchable defender with long arms and quick hands to swipe at ball handlers; he defends on his heels too much, though, which hinders his lateral quickness.
- Though Reddish underwhelmed at Duke, he accepted his role without any complaints, which bodes well for his ability to do what his future team asks of him.
- Reddish doesn’t maximize his physical gifts. He’s long but takes short, choppy steps attacking the rim; he’s large, but avoids contact when driving or rebounding.
- Loses balance on drives to the rim; he lacks coordination, slips and falls, and will fumble the ball even without pressure.
- Settles too much for jumpers despite only appearing like a knockdown shooter; his mechanics look smooth, but he’s shot low 30 percent from 3 throughout his career.
- Not an above-the-rim finisher in traffic, and he avoids using his off hand; converts on plays around the rim at a much lower rate than you’d expect.
- Telegraphs too many passes; he plays a casual overall game, and needs to put zip on the ball to get it where he wants it to go.
- Lacks discipline on defense: He falls for pump fakes, reaches too often, and gambles in situations when he should just play positional defense.
- Defensive effort flutters too much; his mind-set could be the difference between becoming Paul George or Jeff Green.
- PTS 16.5 23.9 per 40
- REB 8.4 12.1 per 40
- AST 1.8 2.6 per 40
- EFG% 70.0 323 FGA
- STL 1.2 1.7 per 40
- BLK 3.0 4.3 per 40
- 3PT% 28.6 14 3PA
- FT% 69.1 136 FTA
A super-versatile defender who plays team-first basketball and has made encouraging progress on offense.
- Impressively logged as many blocks as missed shots during the regular season at Gonzaga.
- Explosive leaper with soft hands to catch tough passes, and the ambidexterity and spatial awareness to finish in a crowd.
- Good decision-maker. The type of player who plays “good to great” basketball by grabbing a rebound and locating an open teammate instead of forcing up a careless, contested shot.
- Handles the ball well for his size; he can take rebounds and go coast-to-coast. He’s mostly a straight-line driver but likes using a spin move to his right.
- Sets solid screens, and has good feel and timing on dives to the rim; with his passing and dribbling skill, he could be a weapon on the short roll.
- Strong indicators that he will develop a perimeter game: touch on floaters, post fadeaways, hook shots, and midrange jumpers.
- Plays his ass off. Makes the extra effort, attacks the offensive boards, dives for loose balls, and hustles back in transition.
- Excellent shot blocker. He’s a fast-twitch leaper who perfectly times his jumps and uses the rule of verticality to alter shots without fouling.
- Projects well as a pick-and-roll defender. Has the agility to hedge and help, and the recovery speed, anticipation, and switchability to take on wings and guards.
- Unless he develops a spot-up 3, he’ll need to play like a center on offense, which could create matchup issues for his team.
- Ideal role is small-ball 5, but a lack of length and strength will hinder his ability to defend larger elite bigs like Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns.
- Underwhelming defensive rebounder given his athletic gifts.
- Shooting upside is only theoretical: He overhauled his form after transferring from San Jose State to Gonzaga, but he still has rigid release and shoots a mediocre percentage from the line.
- PTS 15.1 19.1 per 40
- REB 5.0 6.4 per 40
- AST 2.1 2.7 per 40
- EFG% 58.8 319 FGA
- STL 0.6 0.8 per 40
- BLK 0.5 0.7 per 40
- 3PT% 45.7 81 3PA
- FT% 78.4 139 FTA
Unflashy 3-and-D forward who will translate in the NBA as a multipositional defender and reliable spot-up shooter.
- Good spot-up shooter who has a sense for relocating and cutting, though he should quicken his shooting release.
- His shot creation has improved considerably; he can get to the rim on straight-line drives, make basic one- or two-dribble pull-ups, and face up from the post.
- Good on-ball perimeter defender due to his notable combination of mass, length, and quickness.
- Plays sound positional defense off-ball; he rotates well, minimizes mistakes, and has the bulk to neutralize rim runners when helping in the pick-and-roll.
- Stout post defender due to strength, length, and strong base; he’s hard to overpower.
- Average first step and handle limits his scoring upside.
- While a good defender, he does tend to get smoked by quicker, explosive players—which he’ll see far more of in the NBA.
- Unless he has space to gather, he’s a below-the-rim finisher who doesn’t finish well inside against contact or lengthy defenders.
- Questionable feel for the game; he’s a ball stopper who makes delayed reads, though he has made significant progress as a passer each season.
- Lacks defensive playmaking skill; doesn’t log many explosive plays in the blocks or steals columns though it’s partially a product of Virginia’s defense scheme.
- Solid rebounder, though he’ll need to show more skill to excel in a small-ball frontcourt role.
- PTS 13.5 17.6 per 40
- REB 5.8 7.5 per 40
- AST 1.6 2.1 per 40
- EFG% 52.6 325 FGA
- STL 0.8 1.0 per 40
- BLK 0.2 0.2 per 40
- 3PT% 38.8 103 3PA
- FT% 70.5 146 FTA
High-effort defender and complementary offensive player.
- Decisive scorer; he grabs the ball and goes when attacking closeouts or sprinting in transition, taking long strides on his way to the rim.
- Improving 3-point shooter who has good touch on floaters, which helps dampen any concerns about his funky, leaning shooting form.
- Hard-nosed rebounder unafraid to mix it up with bigs.
- Plays with effort and passion. He’ll dive for loose balls, close out hard on the perimeter, and take a charge.
- Theoretically a good defender due to his energy if his fundamentals improve.
- High, loose dribble limits his ability to create scoring opportunities for himself. He relies on brute force on straight-line drives, and lacks any finesse with the ball in his hands.
- Robotic passer who doesn’t make advanced reads.
- A below-the-rim finisher in traffic who doesn’t handle contact well and lacks the length to extend for layups. He also rarely uses his left hand finishing and dribbling.
- He’s heavy-footed moving laterally since he’s on his heels, and he bites for far too many fakes.
- He’s a ball watcher prone to allowing backdoor cutters and open shooters.
- PTS 19.0 23.9 per 40
- REB 7.6 9.5 per 40
- AST 3.1 3.9 per 40
- EFG% 58.4 379 FGA
- STL 1.1 1.4 per 40
- BLK 1.4 1.8 per 40
- 3PT% 34.1 44 3PA
- FT% 82.6 247 FTA
Team-first player who runs the show from the post in college but will need to expand his game to the perimeter at the next level.
- Crafty interior scorer who finishes with either hand and uses deceptive pump fakes to create space; loves to carve out space for his left-handed runner.
- Excellent screener who can facilitate on the short roll or pop for 3s; can be a playmaking weapon on switches.
- Tennessee runs its offense through him on the post; he loves absorbing contact, can finish over either shoulder, and throws accurate fastballs to cutters and shooters.
- Improved spot-up 3-point shooter. He must extend his range, but his touch from the line and midrange is a positive indicator for his projected shooting ability.
- A high-IQ defender who is always in the right position rotating as a help defender, and plays with strong fundamentals moving laterally.
- Plays tough, physical individual defense. He closes out hard and shows active hands, plus he’s an instinctual rebounder who boxes out.
- Hard-working, unselfish player. Lost weight and got better each season. He’ll take a charge or dive for a loose ball. Bonus: He does a good job of accentuating contact to draw fouls.
- Reluctant to shoot 3s, passes up open looks, and dribbles into short midrange pull ups. Does he lack confidence or is he aware of his limitations?
- Lacks verticality, so scoring inside against NBA length will require an adjustment.
- He doesn’t project as a shot creator because of his average first step and lack of shake as a ball handler.
- Tweeners don’t exist in today’s NBA, but athleticism still matters: He might not have the mobility to be a top-shelf defender on switches against guards and quicker wings.
- PTS 16.6 19.3 per 40
- REB 4.1 4.7 per 40
- AST 4.0 4.6 per 40
- EFG% 55.4 370 FGA
- STL 1.9 2.2 per 40
- BLK 0.5 0.6 per 40
- 3PT% 38.1 147 3PA
- FT% 77.2 136 FTA
Versatile scoring wing who can play on or off the ball and serve as a playmaking presence.
- Ambidextrous dribbler and scorer, comfortable with executing in-out dribbles and crossovers, and at-rim finishes and floaters, with either hand.
- Good spot-up shooter who displays instincts for relocating and cutting to get open.
- Passing might be his best NBA skill: He’ll wow you with off-the-dribble left-handed passes to shooters in the corner.
- Fluid ball handler who plays with poise in the pick-and-roll; it looks like he’s coasting but he’s always under control.
- Flashes post scoring skills; with his playmaking, he could use the post as a source for playmaking as a big guard like Evan Turner.
- Long, competitive defender who should be able to effectively defend both guard spots.
- Struggles finishing in the paint since his average athleticism means he doesn’t get much elevation.
- More likely a secondary playmaker than a primary due to his lack of burst.
- Ineffective 3-point shooter off the dribble, possibly due to his catapult-like shooting mechanics, where he brings the ball back to his forehead and then launches.
- PTS 9.3 12.0 per 40
- REB 3.1 4.0 per 40
- AST 2.1 2.7 per 40
- EFG% 51.0 253 FGA
- STL 3.4 4.4 per 40
- BLK 2.2 2.8 per 40
- 3PT% 31.0 142 3PA
- FT% 85.1 67 FTA
Disruptive defender who posted all-time great block and steal numbers as the pillar of Washington’s zone.
- Beast off-ball defender potential: He’s both athletic and smart. He closes out strong, alters shots, and recovers well after penetration.
- Remarkable anticipation skills and reaction time allow him to jump passing lanes like he’s Deion Sanders.
- Doesn’t take his athleticism for granted; constantly hustles, pursues loose balls, and hurries back in transition to stop the ball or contest a shot.
- Projects as a switchable man-to-man defender with long arms and good fundamentals moving laterally and staying seated in his stance.
- Despite his hyperactivity on defense, he rarely commits fouls, though he’ll need to break his freelancing habit in the NBA.
- Above-average 3-point shooter with compact form, and a good free throw shooter with touch around the rim.
- Smart player who passes well within the flow of the offense and avoids careless mistakes.
- Ambidextrous below-the-rim interior finisher who can score well off cuts and closeouts.
- Tough to evaluate his man-to-man defense since he last played it as an underclassman when Lorenzo Romar used a switching scheme that hemorrhaged points.
- Weirdly a nonfactor on the defensive boards despite his athleticism and instincts.
- Timid, deferential offensive player. It’s not necessarily a bad thing since he knows his role, but he’s yet to tap into his athleticism.
- Needs to speed up his jump shot release, and too often flares out his elbow, which may be a cause of inconsistency.
- Not someone who will create many at-rim chances for himself. He can make simple moves but hasn’t shown he can keep the ball on a string.
- At-rim finishing is lacking but could improve if he develops athleticism leaping off one foot.
- PTS 9.4 20.5 per 40
- REB 4.6 10.0 per 40
- AST 0.7 1.5 per 40
- EFG% 49.0 242 FGA
- STL 0.6 1.3 per 40
- BLK 0.5 1.2 per 40
- 3PT% 26.5 49 3PA
- FT% 76.8 95 FTA
Explosive, highly regarded 3-and-D recruit who hasn’t shown much in college, but was a late bloomer in high school and history could repeat itself.
- Ideal body for positionless basketball with a thick, muscular frame, long arms, and explosive athleticism.
- Switchable defender who can potentially lock down multiple positions due to his strength and raw quickness—but only if his fundamentals dramatically improve.
- Stout defender against bigs and larger forwards due to length and strength; he’s hard to move with his strong base.
- Good rebounder at the wing thanks to his athleticism.
- Lob threat off cuts. He could also be used as a roller in the pick-and-roll due to his explosiveness and ability to absorb and finish through contact.
- Comfortable attacking closeouts to get to the rim.
- Shows flashes pulling up from short midrange. He’s also a good free throw shooter, which suggests he has long-term 3-point upside.
- Flaky off-ball defender who loses track of his man due to ball-watching, fails to help, and has trouble navigating screens.
- Gets caught out of position too often defending quicker players, which leads to blow-bys. He’s too much of a turnstile for a player with his physical profile and effort level.
- Adding weight in college has allowed him to be a big for UNC, but it’s sapped him of the lateral quickness that made him an elite high school defender.
- Looks puzzled on offense. He record-scratches the offense, pauses, settles for contested pull-ups, and dribbles into traffic instead of locating open teammates.
- Lacks fluidity driving the ball. He has some crossovers and in-out dribble moves, but he’s stiff.
- Struggles spot-up shooting. He has some bad misses, including air balls.
- PTS 14.8 20.3 per 40
- REB 7.6 10.4 per 40
- AST 1.9 2.6 per 40
- EFG% 56.1 338 FGA
- STL 0.8 1.2 per 40
- BLK 1.2 1.7 per 40
- 3PT% 41.9 74 3PA
- FT% 67.5 160 FTA
Strong-bodied big man who has rapidly improved his scoring and passing as a sophomore.
- Good passer for his position; has vision from all over the floor, though he does tend to force some passes into tight windows.
- Makes up for below-the-rim finishing on drives with a quick first step, decisive moves, and ambidexterity on his layups.
- Rapidly improving spot-up 3-point shooter who projects to have NBA range.
- Mobile on-ball defender with long arms and a stout frame, though he doesn’t quite have the size to be an enforcer.
- Lacks explosiveness in traffic, which means he won’t be much of a pick-and-roll threat to throw down lobs or finish with power.
- Needs to diversify his offense: He rushes too many wild shots and lacks any advanced post moves; defenders will know he’s going to his right hook.
- Below-average defensive rebounder who doesn’t display a nose for the ball; his teams may get abused on the boards if they use him as a small-ball 5.
- Inconsistent motor and focus while defending off-ball or boxing out; doesn’t always make hustle plays like diving for loose balls and taking charges.
- PTS 13.7 18.5 per 40
- REB 10.4 14.1 per 40
- AST 2.0 2.7 per 40
- EFG% 62.2 267 FGA
- STL 0.6 0.8 per 40
- BLK 1.9 2.6 per 40
- 3PT% 25.0 8 3PA
- FT% 76.8 138 FTA
Athletic marvel who projects as a skilled offensive big man, but his defense needs to catch up.
- Body seems to have been built in a lab; possesses a thick frame and long arms to go with agility and explosiveness.
- Ambidextrous interior finisher who displays good footwork finding space for layups—that is, when he isn’t already in position to throw down pulverizing dunks.
- Soft interior touch and clean shooting form suggest he has a projectable shot to the NBA 3-point line.
- Made drastic improvements as a passer as a sophomore; he puts velocity on the ball and can effectively facilitate on the short roll and in the low and high post.
- Maryland plays at a snail’s pace, but Fernando is a force like Montrezl Harrell running the floor when he’s empowered.
- Good rebounder who can follow his boards with strong outlet passes. Considering his quick first step and aptitude for straight-line driving, maybe he can also handle in transition.
- Long-term rim-protection upside; his fundamentals must improve but he has what you can’t teach—length and mobility.
- Plays with better, more consistent intensity on defense than he did as a freshman; his overall improvement is a sign of a willingness to learn.
- Sets a lot of moving screens that’ll get called early in his pro career.
- Needs to be careful about bringing the ball down while loading up before dunks, since it leaves him prone to being stripped.
- He doesn’t handle the pressure of college double-teams well; will standard NBA pressure and length by superior defenders also give him issues executing plays?
- Unaware defender who often gets caught in no-man’s-land; he lacks positional awareness in the pick-and-roll and is still learning the intricacies of help defense.
- Athleticism can only go so far without fundamentals: He has improved but still bites on too many pump fakes inside and reaches too much on the perimeter.
- PTS 12.1 17.6 per 40
- REB 5.0 7.2 per 40
- AST 2.4 3.5 per 40
- EFG% 47.5 376 FGA
- STL 2.4 1.9 per 40
- BLK 1.3 1.0 per 40
- 3PT% 31.4 156 3PA
- FT% 62.5 88 FTA
Unusual athlete who has the body to defend large players and the raw skills to play guard on offense.
- Shot-creation skills are uncommon for a player with his body: He unleashes NBA Street–style moves to generate space to get buckets.
- Solid spot-up shooter from a stationary position, though his low, robotic release may not be as effective against NBA length.
- Makes difficult cross-court passes off the dribble, and has keen passing vision that could be cultivated in the NBA.
- Good rebounder who high-points the ball and sparks transition offense by taking the ball up the floor.
- Long arms and strong frame theoretically give him the ability to switch screens, using his length to swallow guards and bulk to battle bigs.
- Youth. He turned 18 in November, so there are untapped skills for a team to mature.
- Poor free throw shooter who doesn’t display touch on floaters or layups, which doesn’t inspire much confidence in the upside of his jumper.
- Shot selection is problematic. He takes far too many contested pull-ups with lots of time left on the shot clock.
- Erratic decision-maker driving the ball. He forces wild shots underneath the rim instead of locating shooters.
- Loose handle that sometimes comes up above his shoulders. He needs tighten it up or won’t be nearly as effective in an NBA setting.
- Slow moving laterally on defense. He’s often out of position and plays float-footed, but with his thick frame and wide hips, he just might not be quick enough on the perimeter.
- Low-effort defender who doesn’t play with passion, toughness, or focus. Defensive consistency is a teamwide issue though, so he could be a product of the environment.