- PTS 22.6 30.1 per 40
- REB 8.9 11.8 per 40
- AST 2.1 2.7 per 40
- EFG% 70.8 435 FGA
- STL 2.1 1.8 per 40
- BLK 1.8 2.4 per 40
- 3PT% 33.8 71 3PA
- FT% 64.0 203 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.