Friday, March 23, 2012

Doug McDermott NBA Draft Scouting Report

6,7 - Small Forward - Creighton

Slick shooting and efficient scorer who lacks athleticism but has an uncanny knack for putting the ball in the bucket.

Pros

High percentage shooter who can hit shots from all over the court with great accuracy and consistency. Takes good shots and doesn't force the issue. Moves the ball well and plays within the offense.

Can score with his back to the basket against smaller defenders or step outside and stretch the court. Solid rebounder who uses positioning and technique well. Son of a coach who really understands the game and uses smarts to gain the upper hand. Fundamentally sound defender.

Cons

Not a high level athlete and will be outmatched at the NBA level. Lacks speed and jumping ability and will struggle to keep up with most NBA wings. Has the size and strength to be a good rebounder at the college level but does not project as an interior player or good rebounder at the NBA level.

Projection: mid to late first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft