Kerwin Roach NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

PG SG  6-4  185  Texas

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 NA 6-5 NA  NA

Overview
Kerwin Roach is one of the best athletes in the game, at any level of basketball. His physical ability alone will get him drafted. If he continues to learn the PG position and becomes an elite perimeter defender he's got a chance to go first round. Shooting is still a weakness and will likely hamper his draft stock, especially if he can't improve from the FT line.

Strengths
  • Olympic level athletic ability (great leaper, super quick in the open court, agile and fluid runner)
  • A versatile defender who can guard 1-3
  • Uses his length well to harass the ball handler
  • Can really defend in space and guard 94 feet
  • Explosive with the ball in his hands and is at his best taking the ball to the cup
  • A creative driver who can improvise in the air
  • Has shown a good rate of improvement with his outside shooting and his shot selection
Weaknesses
  • Shooting, especially free throw shooting (near 60%)
  • Doesn't help space the floor and doesn't project to be a good NBA 3 point shooter
  • Isn't a pure point guard and is still learning how to run a team - but doesn't have the shooting ability to play the 2
  • Doesn't have great length for size
Comparisons
  • Royal Ivey with some upside
  • Toby Bailey
Projection: late first to early second round pick in the 2018 or 2019 NBA Draft