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2 - CJ Elleby

6-7, 200 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Washington State Sophomore
Birthday
06/16/00 (20.8 yrs)
Hometown
Seattle, WA
High School
Cleveland
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison:  Darius Miller

Strengths: Lefty wing with solid scoring ability … Above average shooter, showing the ability to knock down outside shots with solid regularity … Has excellent form on his shot. Quick, concise release … 36.7% career three point shooter in 2 seasons at Washington State … Cerebral player, and seems to overcome lack of speed with great anticipation … Confident player, who has a nose for scoring … Crafty at creating shots, using hesitations and playing physical to create space … Utilizes a nice fadaway to create additional space for scoring opportunities … Has a stepback jumper from the perimeter … Better in the half court due to his skill level and lack of run/jump ATH … Shows some solid passing ability … Excellent rebounder for a wing at 7.8 per game … Aggressive nature and toughness, plus being better jumping off 2 feet helps him on the boards … has a floater he has polished to finish off drives over bigs in the paint … Despite lacking great foot speed, 1.8 steals per game is a testament to his hustle and great anticipation … Turned 20 in June making him younger than many sophomores …

Weaknesses: Not very explosive or athletic … Lacks speed in the open floor … Unorthodox athlete, better off 2 feet and seems to explode better when he has time to gather himself … Takes a lot of contested jumpshots. Shot selection must improve. Although he was forced to take illadvised shots due to being Washington State’s first scoring option … Lack of foot speed hurts him defensively … Likely to struggle to get shots, especially if he’s forced to create for himself … Lack of foot speed will make it tough for him to create scoring opportunities, other than catch and shoot coming off screens … lacks great length with just a 6’7 wingspan at 6’7 height and 8’4.5” standing reach …

Overall: An undersized wing, but has excellent scoring ability and aggressive nature … May struggle to find a role in the NBA due to defensive and size issues … Has a lot of creativity and his explosiveness helps … Will need to improve his shooting and get stronger to stick in the league … Could find a role with an NBA team, or spend time overseas and in G League improving his skill set before sticking …

Notes: Measured: 6’5.50” barefoot, 6’6.25” in shoes,  8’4.50” standing reach,  198.6 lbs, 6’7.25” wingspan at the 2020 NBA combine … Native of Seattle, Washington …

Aran Smith 11/14/20

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