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NBA Draft 2019: Profiling the top 5 picks from this year's draft

Shubham Pant
ANALYST
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19 Mar 2019, 22:10 IST

#4 Cam Reddish: (Duke) - Chicago Bulls:

Cam Reddish is one of the best scorers in college basketball right now
Cam Reddish is one of the best scorers in college basketball right now.

The Duke freshman was touted as one of the best players in the college basketball scene this year and has been great. He is a small forward, standing at 6 feet 8 inches tall, the 19 year old weights 218 pounds and is a superb shooter. He is one of the most exciting players in this year's draft and projects to go at #4.

Strengths:

  • He is touted as a huge talent for many reasons, one of which is his ability to space the floor and shoot the 3, both of which are elite. He is an intelligent wing that can also make tough shots at the rim, no matter how difficult they seem.
  • His defensive game is also amazing, his 7 foot 1 inch wingspan makes it easier for him to guard multiple positions and his anticipation is elite, thus the high number of steals he makes each game.
  • He is averaging a solid 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per match, making him a superb 3 and D wing.

Weaknesses:

  • While he is a tall and long guy, he is not much of an athlete and is not an explosive finisher, relies more on his handles. He struggles with tight spots even with the length advantage and this needs to be improved upon in the future.
  • His first step also does not exude confidence and usually settles for the jumpers rather than look to push to the rim.
  • His shot selection is somewhat poor too, settles for too many difficult shots rather than looking for the open man. His pick and roll game is still in the works and he does not make too many good reads.

Final Conclusion:

He is really versatile forward with elite defensive skills and his 3 point shooting tendency is already there, touted as a 3 and D wing of the future. He needs to work on his explosiveness and the first step and could turn out to be the primary offensive option on a team.

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