25 - Derik Queen

6-10, 220 Power Forward
Maryland HS Senior
Birthday
12/27/04 (19.4 yrs)
Hometown
Baltimore, MD
High School
Montverde Academy
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
9
Potential
8
Post Skills
9
Intangibles
8
91 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Diamond Stone

Strengths: 6’10 mobile big man … Good length … Very good low-post scorer with advanced footwork and use of fakes. Calls for the ball and goes to work quickly, commands double-teams at this level. Uses his body well to carve out space and establish position. Good baseline spin that can end with a drop-step jam. Knows how to get defenders in foul trouble. Shot 6.5 free throws per game over the Under Armour Association and 4.8 free throws per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2023 … Solid strength and finishes well through contact … Flashes midrange shooting ability … Soft touch, accurate around the rim, and doesn’t hesitate to use either hand. Efficient scorer: 11.1 PPG on a 2nd best 57.9% FG% NIBC 2022-23, 19.5 PPG 58.6% FG% UAA 2023, 18 PPG on a 5th best 65.5% FG% NBPA Top 100 2023 … Solid ability to dribble and push the ball when needed but doesn’t put it down in congestion after catching a pass or offensive rebound. Sees the floor well and capable of making impressive passes out of the post as well as outlet passes after defensive rebounds … Very good rebounder on both ends. Secures the ball with both hands. Rebounding stats: 4th best 6.3 RPG (2 ORPG) NIBC 2022-23, 10.8 RPG UAA 2023, 2nd best 10.4 RPG (3rd best 3.2 ORPG) NBPA Top 100 2023 … Alert for the pass and has good hands, catches bullets in traffic … Plays within himself and doesn’t try to do too much …

Weaknesses: He’s made noticeable strides in the past year but still has work to do toning his body … Traditional post player and lacks style of play that favors big men in today’s game … Lacks explosive athleticism and generally finishes below the rim … Doesn’t stretch the floor. Looks uncomfortable in shooting drills and doesn’t shoot a clean ball. Shot 0-6 from 3PT combining all his 3PT attempts over both NIBC seasons (2021-22, 2022-23), Under Armour Association 2023, and NBPA Top 100 2023 … Poor free throw shooter: 33.3% FT% NIBC 2021-22, 56.1% FT% NIBC 2022-23, 58.3% FT% NBPA Top 100 2023 … Isn’t a heavy shot blocker or rim protector. Averaged 0.3 blocks per game over the NIBC in 2021-22 and 0.6 blocks per game in NIBC in 2022-23. Stays defending in the post, not the type to switch out on the perimeter or defend the pick and roll … Holds more value as a college prospect than NBA …

Outlook: Played in the 2022 and 2023 UA Next Elite 24 …

Evan Tomes 11/9/23

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