Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ben Bentil NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-8 - SF - Providence

Bentil is a combo forward who has good strength and is a lethal scorer. He doesn't have great length but his skill level sets him apart from other front-court players.

Pros
Has a knack for scoring the ball and can get really hot from outside. He's a natural scorer with quick strike ability. He's not a run/jump athlete but has plenty of quickness to burst into the lane and score the ball.

At 235lbs he's got a thick, strong body and he uses it well to shield defenders and find his shot. He can score on the low block, from mid range, or from three point land.

Cons
Is undersized for playing in the paint (but makes up for it with 7'1.5 wingspan). Is more of a below the rim player with limited upside as a shot blocker/rim protector.

Needs to continue to transition from playing inside to developing his perimeter game. Needs to tighten up his ball handling and improve his abilities as a play-maker.

Comparisons
Reminds of Marcus Morris with his offensive skill set and he's got some Cleanthony Early in his game too.

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


Saturday, May 21, 2016

DeAndre Bembry NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-6 - 210 lbs - SG - St Joes

A multi-talented wing with a smooth and versatile game. Not a great shooter but can score the basketball.

Pros
Has the versatility and skills to impact many aspects of the game. Really knows how to play and has a great feel on both ends of the floor.

A crafty scorer who does a lot of damage from mid range and can get to the bucket. Plays with his head up and does a nice job of drawing the defense and finding the open man.

Has a solid frame with good strength, good enough quickness and a high skill level. Seems to be a pro-ready prospect who could make an impact from day one.

Cons
Bembry isn't a very good outside shooter and will have to add this to his game to find consistent minutes in the League. Is a liability at the foul line.

Lacks elite footstep and isn't a plus athlete.

Comparisons
Raja Bell

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

Marques Bolden NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-10 - 240-lbs - Center - Duke

High level center prospect who has all the physical tools to excel at the next level. A raw talent with awesome upside.

Pros
Bolden has good size and great length, making him a force in the paint on both ends of the floor. His 7-6 wingspan and above average athleticism give him a lot of upside as a rim protector. He does a nice job of blocking or changing shots without fouling and has good discipline as a defender. Does a good job of staying vertical and uses his length well.

Excels at crashing the offensive glass and getting put-back buckets. Can dunk with ease and puts a lot of defenders on posters.

Moves well for a center and has long fluid strides, allowing him to change ends quickly. Is light on his feet and has good suddenness for a Big.

Cons
Needs to get stronger and turn his solid frame into muscle.

Is still very raw and will likely take a few years to become a polished low post scorer. Doesn't have much range on his shot and isn't a very good free throw shooter. Needs to gain a better understanding of the game and get better at finding teammates out of the double team.

Comparisons
Andrew Bynum or a stronger John Henson.

Projection: first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft


Monday, April 11, 2016

Jarrett Allen NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-10 - PF - TX

A true post player with a fundamentally sound game.

Pros
Allen live son the low block, where he can score on a variety of back to the basket moves and face up jumpers. He doesn't blow you away with athleticism but he has the size and strength to be a major force in the paint.

He does a good job of establishing position and shows his hands well, getting himself ready to receive the post entry pass. He finishes well through contact and doesn't shy away from physical play. He's very efficient with his movements and plays a steady, efficient game.

Does a good job of defending the post, playing with discipline and good positioning. Uses his length well to disrupt shots without drawing fouls.

Plays within himself and doesn't try to do too much. Makes good decisions and plays the game the right way.

Cons
Allen is not a big time athlete and he kind of lumbers up and down the court. He doesn't get great lift and is just an adequate above the rim player. He's got an old school game and doesn't stretch the floor like many modern Bigs.

Comparisons
Robin Lopez.

Projection: possible first round pick in the 2017 or 2018 NBA Draft