Wednesday, August 14, 2013

James Birsen NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-8 - Small Forward - Turkey

An advanced offensive player with nice size on the wing.

Pros
Has a good feel for the game on offense and has a high skill level.  Sees the court well and seems to be one step ahead of the play. Finds his shot well and has an advanced understanding of spacing the floor and getting open for three.

Cons
Is not a high level athlete and will be outmatched against NBA caliber forwards. Doesn't get to the rim well and has limited ability to score in the paint.

Is not a very good defender. Struggles on the back peddle and lacks lateral quickness.

Projection: possible second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft