Draft Prospect Outlook

STRENGHTS

  • Strong presence around the rim as a shot-blocker and rim-runner; capable of finishing around the rim with soft touch and boundless athleticism as a lob-finisher
  • Versatile defender with high IQ; can defend multiple positions and has good mobility and effort, allowing him to guard in the paint all the way out to the perimeter
  • Good rebounder; ranked top five among AAC players in league play in both offensive rebounding and defensive rebounding rate

WEAKNESSES

  • Average shooter with concerns about how his offense will develop and translate in the NBA; shot just 60% from the free throw line and 32.5% from 3 at Memphis
  • One-dimensional offensive player because of his shooting, and he struggles with the ball in his hands as a dribbler and decision-maker (averaged 2.8 turnovers to 1.0 assists in college)

PRO COMPARISON: Daniel Gafford