Thursday, November 20, 2014

Terry Rozier NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-2 - Point Guard - Louisville

A strong, quick, compact lead guard who is a solid floor general.

Pros
A true lead guard with high basketball I.Q. and an NBA ready game.

Rozier is well built and strong enough to handle the rigors of an NBA season. Plays low to the ground and has excellent lateral movement and overall agility.

A pass first point guard who can score when needed.

Cons
A good but not great shooter who doesn't project as a high level three point shooter at the next level. Needs to improve from the free throw line.

Can be careless with the ball and must improve his efficiency and assist to turnover ratio.

Projection: mid first to early second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jonathan Holmes NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-8 - Small Forward - Texas

A strong, powerful wing prospect with an ever-improving offensive game.

Pros
Very well built and strong player who is physically ready for the NBA.   Has long arms, broad shoulders and good strength. Holmes is very well coordinated and has a quick first step.

Has improved his outside shooting dramatically and is now a real threat from three point range. Has excellent mechanics and a quick release on his jumper.

A stout defender and good rebounder, Holmes plays with a lot of effort and intensity. Plays an unselfish game and has a lot of attributes that NBA teams are looking for.

Cons
Still has room for improvement at the offensive end including getting better off the dribble and as a play-maker. A good but not great free throw shooter.

Doesn't provide a lot of steals or blocks

Projection: late first to mid second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-7 - Shooting Guard - Kansas (Ukraine)

Young Euro prospect with great length and a high skill level.

Pros
Mykhailiuk is an advanced offensive player; deadly from three point land and with a good feel for getting his shot. Is crafty with the ball and has excellent court vision and decision making.

Has exceptional height and length for a shooting guard, allowing him to see and pass over the defense and get his shot off against smaller defenders. Has good athleticism and, combined with his height, allows him to play above the rim.

Is very well built with broad shoulders and long arms. Should grow into a more powerful player over the years.

Cons
Still young with a lot to learn. Needs to fill out his body and add strength.

Is not the fastest player and could struggle against the quickness in the Big 12 and the NBA.

It will be interesting to monitor his adjustment to the American game and see how his skills translate.

Projection: possible lottery pick in the 2016 or 2017 NBA Draft


Monday, September 8, 2014

Udoka Azubuike NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-10 - Center - FL

A man-child of a post player with brute strength and good athleticism.

Pros
Azubuike is one of the strongest post players we've seen in years. He has natural brute strength and a solid frame. He can overpower most opponents and is a real force in the lane.

A surprisingly good athlete and quick leaper, Azubuike can play above the rim and has good hops for such a powerful player. Gets a ton of big dunks and a lot of rebounds.

Has a good head on his shoulders and is a team first player.

Cons
Needs to stay lean and mean. Has the potential to get too heavy and loose some of his explosiveness. Conditioning could be a negative, as he's not a natural run and jump athlete.

There are questions about his actual age (but no question about his talent on the basketball court).

Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft