Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tyler Ulis NBA Draft Scouting Report

5-9 - Point Guard - Kentucky

Pint-sized point guard who has a big impact on the game. A true floor general with high skill level, high character and great leadership qualities.

Pros
Ulis is the engine that makes the team run. He has elite quickness with the ball in his hands and is the type of pass-first player that teammates love to play with. His ability to get up the court in a hurry puts a ton of pressure on defenses. A one man fast break.

He's an excellent outside shooter with a very smooth, quick release. Hits a high percentage from three and from the foul line.

Even with his elite speed, he plays under control and is an extension of the coach, on the court. Understands team concepts, spacing and setting up plays. A real leader and warrior

Cons
His lack of size is the obvious negative, especially on the defensive end of the court.

Shoots a low percentage from the field and struggles to finish in the lane.

Projection: late first or early second round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft


Mamadou Ndiaye NBA Draft Scouting Report

7-6 - Center - UC Irvine

A massive young man who impacts the game, even if he's not filling up the stat sheet. You can't teach 7,6.

Pros
His size sets him apart and makes him a valuable rim protector. Just standing near the basket allows him to impact the game and make it difficult for opponents to score in the paint.

Has decent strength and knows his role as a rebounder, defender and intimidator.

Catches the ball well for a player his size and can score on put backs, lobs and dunks. Developing some post moves.

Cons
Slow. Doesn't get up and down the court very well and could get lost in the speed of the NBA game.

A poor free throw shooter who becomes a liability at the end of games.

Projection: late first or second round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft

Monday, July 13, 2015

Amida Brimah NBA Draft Scouting Report

7-0 - Center - UConn

Brimah is a menace on the defensive end and has all of the physical tools to make an impact at the next level.

Pros
Has tons of raw ability and is just coming into his own as a basketball player. Has physical tools which can't be taught, including great height, length and mobility.

Really excels on the defensive end and is becoming a true rim protector. Uses his length well and rarely falls for pump fakes. A quick leaper.

Has a vastly improved offensive game. Doesn't shoot the ball often but hits a high percentage and chooses his shots wisely.

Cons
Still very raw and unseasoned.

Must add strength to bang at the next level. Appears to be a few years away from fully filling out his frame.

Is not a good free throw shooter (although he has decent form and is likely to improve).

Projection: mid to late first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft

Demetrius Jackson NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-1 - Point Guard - Notre Dame

A compact and explosive lead guard who can really fill it up.

Pros
Lightening quick with the ball and blazing in the open court. Jackson has a compact and strong frame with high end athleticism. Plays low to the ground and has nice handles.

A solid shooter from three point range with nice elevation on his jumper and great form. Always a threat to knock one down from outside and really keeps defenses honest.

Jackson is a tenacious and pesky defender who is real ball-hawk. Plays with passion and attitude.

Cons
Doesn't have great height but makes up for it with good strength.

Can play too fast and get out of control with the ball.

Good but not great free throw shooter.

Projection: mid first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft