Draft Sample

ProCityHoops 2018 NBA Draft Big Board

#1. Luka Doncic

ÅÕÑÙÌÐÁÓÊÅÔ 2017 / ÓËÏÂÅÍÉÁ - ÅËËÁÄÁ / EUROBASKET 2017 / SLOVENIA - GREECE / ÊÁÑÖÙÌÁ ÍÔÏÍÔÓÉÔÓ / (EUROKINISSI)

STRENGTHS
  • Deadly in the open court
  • Change of pace similar to James Harden (Deceleration)
  • Crafty handle, Inside/Out dribble, Hesi + Crossover
  • Passing Vision: Can make any pass on the court, sees everything
  • Shifty scorer
  • 3P shot projects well: progressing off the dribble (stepback)
  • MASTER AT THE PICK AND ROLL!
CONCERNS
  • Defense: struggles with PnR defense
  • Beat off the dribble too easily
  • Average footspeed, agility (NBA training should help)
  • Shot selection needs improvement
PRO COMP.
Brandon Roy, If Grant Hill traded his athleticism for a 3 pointer, Current Tyreke Evans
TIER & PICKS
Tier 1, Picks 1-2
PHYSICAL
6’8” – 230 – Wingspan N/A, better athlete than given credit for
OUTLOOK
The youngest player to even win the EuroLeague MVP, Doncic is a surefire pro. His strengths are suited for today’ game. A passing savant with an improving three pointer, Doncic is the type of player who makes others better. His PnR mastery is a match made in heaven for the League. Some will question how his average agility will translate to NBA defense, and that’s fair. Yet, Doncic is a basketball Einstein who loves to compete. I have him as my number one prospect. In fact, I even named one of the gifs below the GOAT gif because it was the most impressive clip of a prospect I have seen as of yet.
GIFS YOU MUST SEE! 1. The GOAT Gif

Doncic Goat Gif.gif
2. C.O.P Pass
Doncic COP pass.gif
3. Stepback 3Doncic stepback 3.gif
#2. DeAndre Ayton

Image result for deandre ayton

STRENGTHS
  • Offensive Rebounding
  • 3 Point potential
  • Switch-5
  • Higher IQ than gets credit for
  • Knows where to be on Offense
  • (-Dunker spot) (Pick and Pop) (Diving to block)
  • Finds gaps with hands ready for catch
  • Good passer- recognizes double teams
  • Rim Protecting potential
  • Physical: Looks like Young Shaq was #FitFam
CONCERNS
  • Jumper: Good, but L/R release sometimes             
  • (needs arc- not a major concern)
  • Can he create from perimeter? AD/KAT jabstep-pump fake move?
  • Soft Screener: Doesn’t take adv. of his beastiness yet
PRO COMP.
If Clint Capela downloaded offense, Karl-Anthony Towns
TIER & PICKS
Tier 1, Picks 1-2
PHYSICAL
7’0” – 250lbs – 7’5” Wingspan, Powerful, Good runner/leaper, light-footed
OUTLOOK
Ayton has the ceiling of a franchise and All-Star center. If he sticks to the game plan of being a rim-protecting big who can switch PnRs, he could be a max player. The difference between being Tyson Chandler and KAT is a perimeter game. 5 years from now, bigs like Embiid, KAT, Davis, Jokic and Porzingod will dominate the league, so grabbing Ayton now could prove worthwhile while also showing foresight.
GIFS YOU MUST SEE! 1. DeAndre Ayton Basketball IQ

Ayton IQ PERFECT

2. DeAndre Ayton L/R Form, off-balance jumper

Ayton Funky Jumper

#3. Jaren Jackson Jr

JJJ.jpeg

STRENGTHS
  • Rim Protection: Instinctual blocker, better feel on D. than Bamba, superb timing
  • Motor is excellent
  • Always active, energetic
  • Passing is underrated, makes the right read
  • Switch 5 Potential: agile enough to hang with guards off of PnRs
  • Decent scoring touch
  • Prototypical Stretch AND Switch 5!
CONCERNS
  • Funky Form on J BUT, good lower fundamentals, uses “hop”
  • Dips ball too low on Jumper
  • Knows how to space the floor, corner 3s
  • Explosive BUT, not quick-twitch athlete (see Bagley, Marvin)
  • Needs to put on weight
  • Rebounding
  • Can he learn to create on his own? Does he even have to?
PRO COMP.
Myles Turner, Vintage Serge Ibaka
TIER & PICKS

Tier 2, Picks 3-5

PHYSICAL
6’11” – 236 – 7’5” Wingspan, explosive with running start, great motor
OUTLOOK
3-5 years from now, the NBA will need guys like JJJ. With Embiid, The Brow, KAT, KP, Cousins and Jokic, as well as incoming draft picks all ready to lead the “Big Revival,” Jackson can be a great asset. Not only should he be able to defend big and protect the rim, he looks like he will be able to make life difficult for perimeter players too. A Stretch 5, Jackson can also be a Switch 5; someone who you feel okay with if he is switched onto anyone on the court during PnR defense. At 19 years of age, JJJ arguably has as high of ceiling as any big in this draft. Check out the gifs below and imagine him doing that in an NBA uniform!
 GIFS YOU MUST SEE! 1. Defensive Monster (watch #2)JJJ.gif

 

2. Corner 3 gif

Jaren Jackson 3 pointer.gif

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