Baseline Scouting

Players are in alphabetical order.

HARRISON BARNES 

   Strengths:

  • High basketball IQ
  • Can score in multiple areas
  • Excels with midrange game
  • Highly underrated in clutch
  • Solid size at SF position
  Weaknesses: 
  • Athleticism is come and go
  • Can be timid at times

BRADLEY BEAL

Strengths:

  • Shooting
  • High basketball IQ
  • Can play multiple positions

Weaknesses:

  • Tweener
  • Good but not great ball handler

ANTHONY DAVIS

Strengths:

  • Long and athletic, leads to multiple blocked shots per game
  • Great work ethic
  • Loves to take defenders off dribble
  • Athleticism allows ability to fill stat sheet

Weaknesses:

  • Needs work with back to basket, in post
  • Adding strength will be priority

ANDRE DRUMMOND 

Strengths:

  • Extreme Athleticism for Size
  • Can jump through the roof
  • Long
  • Skilled big man
  • Mature body
  • Great defender

Weaknesses:

  • Can be passive
  • Can rely too much on his athleticism
  • Foul shooting has been an issue

JOHN HENSON

Strengths:

  • Unbelievable length
  • Athleticism
  • Great shot blocking and altering
  • Character
  • Double-double candidate

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Lacks consistency on jumper

PERRY JONES

Strengths:

  • Elite Athleticism
  • Capable of scoring in multiple ways
  • Versatile
  • Can jump out of the building
  • Very high-ceiling
  • Great size

Weaknesses:

  • Can be invisible at times
  • Unpolished player

TERRENCE JONES

Strengths:

  • Athleticism
  • Ball handling
  • 7-3 wingspan
  • Can play inside or outside

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks motivation at times
  • Can seem disinterested
  • Can be volume three-point shooter

MYCK KABONGO

Strengths:

  • Quick
  • Court Vision
  • Speed
  • Great passer
  • Classic point guard

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Has struggled on perimeter in freshman season
  • Smaller point guard

MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST

Strengths:

  • Great nose for the ball
  • Athletic, do it all type of player
  • Work ethic
  • Continues to improve overall game
  • Can defend multiple positions
  • Big moment player as freshman

Weaknesses:

  • Perimeter shooting

JEREMY LAMB

Strengths:

  • Long and athletic
  • Wingspan for 6’5” in incredible
  • Can defend multiple positions
  • Played big in big games

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to add strength

MEYERS LEONARD

Strengths:

  • Great Defender
  • Size
  • Surprising Athleticism

Weaknesses:

  • Strength

C.J. LESLIE

Strengths:

  • Athleticism
  • Plays above the rim
  • Explosive
  • Ball handling

Weaknesses:

  • Tweener
  • Outside shot
  • Foul shooting

JAMES MICHAEL MCADOO

Strengths:

  • High Basketball IQ
  • Deadly from around basket
  • Skilled forward

Weaknesses:

  • Undersized
  • Lacks range in jumper
  • Strength

QUINCY MILLER

Strengths:

  • Can play multiple positions
  • Athleticism
  • Can score in multiple ways

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Shot selection

MASON PLUMLEE

Strengths:

  • Great rebounder
  • Athleticism
  • Leaper
  • Active

Weaknesses:

  • Improving offensive game
  • Foul shooting
  • Strength

AUSTIN RIVERS

Strengths:

  • Great first step
  • Pentration
  • Shooting range
  • High basketball IQ
  • Court vision
  • Confident
  • Has “it” factor

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Shot selection
  • Tweener
  • Volume shooter

THOMAS ROBINSON

Strengths:

  • Great rebounder
  • Great defender
  • Physical
  • Double-double candidate every night

Weaknesses:

  • Ball handling
  • Post play

TERRENCE ROSS

Strengths:

  • Shooting
  • Acceleration
  • Length and lateral quickness to become excellent defender

Weaknesses:

  • Ball handling
  • Inexperienced

JARED SULLINGER

Strengths:

  • High basketball IQ
  • Physical specimen
  • Rebounding
  • Competes at high level
  • Dominant post play

Weaknesses:

  • Undersized at position
  • Conditioning history
  • Lacks explosiveness

JEFF TAYLOR

Strengths:

  • Four-year Veteran
  • Athleticism
  • Quick
  • Great defender

Weaknesses:

  • Improving outside shot
  • Struggles to create for himself

MARQUIS TEAGUE

Strengths:

  • Quick
  • Loves to attack the rim
  • First-step acceleration

Weaknesses:

  • Outside shot
  • Confidence is either high or low
  • Can force the issue

TONY WROTEN JR.

Strengths:

  • Penetration
  • Court vision
  • Combination guard
  • Finishing around basket

Weaknesses:

  • Shooting
  • Foul Shooting
  • Turnover prone

PATRIC YOUNG

Strengths:

  • NBA Body
  • Excellent Athleticism
  • Leaper
  • Great defender

Weaknesses:

  • Ball handling
  • Undersized
  • Needs to improve shooting
  • Complete offensive game is work in progress

CODY ZELLER

Strengths:

  • Nose for the ball
  • Solid post play
  • High basketball IQ

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Timid post position/calling for ball

TYLER ZELLER

Strengths:

  • Length
  • Basketball IQ
  • Rebounding
  • Runs the floor well
  • Can score in multiple areas

Weaknesses:

  • Strength
  • Physicality
  • Athleticism doesn’t jump off page
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