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12 - DeAndre Hunter

Virginia 

  • Birthday: 12/1/97
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 225
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • High School: Friends Central School
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Overall

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2019
Mock:  6

NBA Comparison: OG Anunoby/Thaddeus Young

Strengths: Athletic forward with a versatile skill set ... Strong Body … Can play multiple positions on both ends of the floor … Possesses good length with a 7'2" wingspan ... Plays very hard on both ends … His focus, energy and intensity on every play is impressive … He plays under control and really seems to understand his game … Plays to his strengths and rarely forces things or gets out of control … He shows good footwork and agility for his size … Above average athlete overall … Offensively, he is very versatile as he should be able to play both the SF and PF positions, at times, in the NBA … Some scouts have even mentioned the 2G at times, but that is probably a stretch … Excellent mid-range jump shooter … Can create some off the dribble … Plays under control and gets to his spots … Impressive 3pt shooter at 42% this season … shows range to 22’ … Scores well around the basket … good body control … Has a good feel for how to score at all three levels … Decent ball handler and passer for his size … He has a good feel for the game on this end … Defensively, he can guard multiple positions … He can switch 1-5 as well as anyone his size which fits right into today’s modern NBA game … He plays hard and gives great effort on this end … His length and commitment give him elite upside as a defender … Team oriented player, he puts winning over individual success and stats ... Has an excellent approach to the game mentally ... Shows leadership skills and the ability to be a good teammate ... All his numbers and percentages have improved while taking on a bigger role this year at Virginia … Beacame a mature and disciplined player with three years at Virginia ...

Weaknesses:
There is not one clear thing that he does elite for the next level … He has offensive versatility but what go to move does he have for the NBA? ... Has never shown the ability to take over games offensively … He can shoot the NBA 3pt shot but he has limited attempts and he isn’t a shoot first type player … His ideal position is still a question mark … Not sure if his perimeter handle or passing will allow him to be a high-level SF … Also uncertainty about whether his size and physicality will allow him to be a high-level PF … He is considered a “versatile and possibly elite defender” by many scouts but his steal and block rate is very low for that projection … He looks mechanical at times … For his size, length and agility his rebounding numbers are shockingly low …He is an older Sophomore compared to most , turning 22 later this year …

Outlook:
Hunter is considered a likely Lottery pick and possible top 7-8 pick for the 2019 NBA draft by NBA scouts ... He isn’t great at any one skill, but his versatility in all areas should make him an elite complimentary player to any style of play in the NBA … With the methodical style that Virginia plays, he might have more offensive ability when he gets the opportunity to showcase more of his game at the next level … He has a chance to be a quality starter and at minimum should be a versatile 6th man … He really fits the modern NBA game well …

Notes: Averaged 23.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.5 blocks in 2015-16 at Friends Central School in Philadelphia ... Was a 2016-2017 redshirt before beginning his playing career at Virginia … Native of Philadelphia, PA ... Son of Priscilla Hunter ... Has two sisters, Candice and Cheyanne, and one brother, Aaron ...

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