Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cliff Alexander NBA Draft Scouting Report

NBA Draft Prospect Cliff Alexander

6-9 - Power Forward - Kansas

A bruising power forward who plays with intensity and fire. Powerful, passionate and talented.

Pros
Plays with a mean streak and great intensity. Punishes defenders in the paint and at times looks dominant from within 10 feet. Scores in a variety of ways, including a nice array of back to the basket moves. Is developing a highly accurate mid range shot and is now dangerous out to 12-15 feet.

Alexander is a strong and committed rebounder and rugged defender. He makes up for lack of size by playing with great strength and a lot of hustle.

Cons
Is not an elite shot blocker and doesn't have ideal NBA size. Struggles to score over taller defenders and appears to be a good but not great back to the basket scorer.

Projection: mid first round pick in the 2015 or 2016 NBA Draft