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13 - James Wiseman

Memphis 

  • Birthday: 3/31/01
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 7-1
  • Wt: 235
  • Hometown: Nashville, TN
  • High School: Memphis East

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020
Mock:  2

NBA Comparison: Nikola Vucevic

Strengths: 7’0.5 big man … Great size and length with a 7’6 wingspan and 9’3.5 standing reach … Good athleticism, mobility, and fluidity. Runs the floor very well with good agility for his size … Gets off the ground well and finishes plays above the rim with ease. Good transition finisher. Dunks quickly and doesn’t need a gather when catching dump offs, oops, or put backs. Converts offensive rebounds into points … Good footwork in the paint. Good touch within close with either hand in traffic. Scores at different angles around the rim and uses glass when appropriate. Averaged 10.6 points per game while shooting 60.4% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 15 points per game while shooting 48.7% FG% in 2018 … Can play with his back to the basket as well as facing up. Uses a jump hook and turnaround fade away in the post. Has the foundation as a stretch big and steps out to hit threes on occasions … Doesn’t settle for jump shots or roam the perimeter too often, he consistently goes into the post … Good hands, awareness, and activity level … Good defender. Takes up a lot of space and shrinks the floor with his length. Blocks shots at a good rate without fouling and protects the paint. Quick to close out on the perimeter and block jump shooters. Can hedge when switched onto the perimeter. Averaged 1.6 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 1.8 blocks per game in 2018 … Unselfish. Doesn’t force up shots if he goes through stretches without getting a touch. Passes well, hits cutters and open shooters when passing out of the post … Good confidence and competitor …

Weaknesses: Has potential and still developing as a stretch big man but scoring range is currently limited in this stage of his development, not consistently hitting jump shots or scoring outside the paint. Could use more arc on shot as most of his misses hit the front rim. Only shot 10% (2-20) 3P% over the Nike EYBL. Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 62.5% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 58.8% FT% in 2018 … Good rebounder but can still be more active on the boards and has room to improve. Averaged 6.9 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 6.8 rebounds per game in 2018. The numbers aren’t always on par with his physical ability yet … Can try to block too man shots as help defender, getting out of position and leaving his man open under the basket for an easy put back … Can improve physicality and has room to get stronger in both the upper and lower body. His inability to handle contact against stronger players hinders his finishing in the paint as his body form tends to break with contact …

Outlook: Incoming Memphis freshman … 2019 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year … 2019 Gatorade National Player of the Year … 2019 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball … Scored 13 points in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Scored 21 points (9-12 FG) and grabbed six rebounds to earn MVP of the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic … Recorded 12 points (6-8 FG), eight rebounds, and six blocks in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … All-Peach Jam: Honorable Mention averaging 16 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game in 2018 … All-EYBL Honorable Mention in 2018 … MVP of the 2017 Underclassman All-American Game with 21 points and ten rebounds …

Evan Tomes 5/6/19

Strengths: 7’1 big man … Great size and length with a 7’4.5 wingspan … Good athleticism, mobility, and fluidity. Runs the floor very well … Gets off the ground well and finishes plays above the rim with ease. Dunks quickly and doesn’t need a gather when catching dump offs, oops, or put backs … Good footwork in the paint. Good touch within close with either hand in traffic. Scores at different angles around the rim and uses glass when appropriate. Averaged 10.6 points per game while shooting 60.4% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 15 points per game while shooting 48.7% FG% in 2018 … Can play with his back to the basket as well as facing up. Uses a jump hook and turnaround fade away in the post. Has the foundation as a stretch big and steps out to hit threes on occasions … Doesn’t settle for jump shots or roam the perimeter too often, he consistently goes into the post … Good hands, awareness, and activity level … Good defender. Takes up a lot of space and shrinks the floor with his length. Blocks shots at a good rate without fouling and protects the paint. Quick to close out on the perimeter and block jump shooters. Averaged 1.6 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 1.8 blocks per game in 2018 … Unselfish. Doesn’t force up shots if he goes through stretches without getting a touch. Passes well, hits cutters and open shooters when passing out of the post … Good confidence and competitor …

Weaknesses: Has potential and still developing as a stretch big man but scoring range is currently limited in this stage of his development. Only shot 10% (2-20) 3P% over the Nike EYBL. Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 62.5% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 58.8% FT% in 2018 … Good rebounder but can still be more active on the boards and has room to improve. Averaged 6.9 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 6.8 rebounds per game in 2018. The numbers aren’t always on par with his physical ability yet … Can limit the turnovers. Averaged 2.1 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL … Has room to get stronger and can improve physicality but has a frame that should add strength and doesn’t turn 18 until the end of March …

Outlook: All-Peach Jam: Honorable Mention averaging 16 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game in 2018 … All-EYBL Honorable Mention in 2018 … MVP of the 2017 Underclassmen All-American Game with 21 points and ten rebounds …

Evan Tomes 9/21/18

April 13, 2016

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