Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sam Thompson NBA Draft Scouting Report

credit: AP
6-7 - Small Forward - Ohio State

A high flying athlete who has rounded out his game and now does a lot of things well.

Pros
Thompson is a big time athlete who can jump out of the gym and has great timing and body control.  A natural slasher who makes a living with his quickness and ability to elevate. Has a natural instinct to attack the rim.

Shots a high percentage from the floor and doesn't force many shots. Is an improved three point shooter with really nice form.

Cons
Is not a great scorer and isn't likely to become a primary option on offense in the NBA.  Doesn't dominate on defense either.

Will have to expand his range and master the corner three to stick in the league.

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