Trendon Watford NBA Draft Scouting Report


Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

SF  6-8 220 LSU
Mountain Brook, AL

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 11/19/00 7-1 1/2 NA  NA

Overview
Watford is a natural scorer from the wing position. He has a soft touch in the lane and knows how to find his shot, using his great length and creativity. He's got a strong build, a good frame, solid athleticism and a nice feel for the game. LSU got a good one. A potential one-and-done lottery pick.

Strengths
A scorer who excels at taking it to the rim and finishing in the lane, Watford plays a versatile game and impacts on both ends of the floor. His greatest strength is scoring off the dribble and working his way into the lane, where he can overpower defenders and use his soft touch to finish the play. He can score through contact and has enough bounce to play above the rim.

Plays an unselfish game and tends to make the right play. Can create for teammates and knows how to move the ball and find the open man. Can play some point forward, showing good awareness, ball-handling ability and decision making.

Gets to the rim with either hand and is really hard to stay in front of. Plays with change of pace and has a nice euro step, which he uses often.

Has a lot of natural strength and great length. Looks the part of an NBA forward.

Watford is flying a bit under the radar but his star will shine brighter and brighter as the season goes on.

Weaknesses
Isn't a great three point or mid range shooter at this stage of his career. He does a lot of his scoring in the lane, overpowering smaller players, which won't work out as well at higher levels of play. Has a slight hitch in his shot but this is an area where he'll likely make major improvements over the next few years.

Comparisons
  • Ed O'Bannon
  • Jeff Green
  • Tobias Harris
Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2020 or 2021 NBA Draft