15 - Juvonte Reddic

6-9, 250 Power Forward/Center
VCU Senior
05/23/92 (28.4 yrs)
Winston-Salem, NC
High School
Quality Education Academy
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Michael Cage

Strengths: Reddic doesn’t look or move like a player who weighs nearly 250 pounds … Added roughly 40 pounds over his four years at VCU, and now has an NBA-ready body with a muscular build and broad shoulders …  Great lateral movement for a big man – can defend small forwards and guards in spurts …  As a key member of VCU’s “Havoc” pressing defense, Reddic played aggressive defense from end to end … An effective pick-and-roll defender – shows strong and has no trouble switching … Denies well and comes up with a lot of steals (1.9 per 40 minutes this past season) … Good rebounder, averaging 12 boards per 40 minutes as a senior … Can drive to the basket – effectively uses step-through and hop moves to get to the rim and has good body control on layups…
Weaknesses: Not much of a scorer – averaged less than 12 points per game in three of his four seasons at VCU … Has no go-to post moves – uses both jump hooks and turnaround jumpers, but doesn’t score reliably with either type of move.  Also has a quick drop-step move, but he struggles to finish against taller opponents … Outside shot is a work in progress – made less than 34 percent of his shots away from the rim this past season, according to Hoop-Math.com … Not vertically explosive – misses too many chip shots at the rim and is a mediocre shot blocker (1.7 blocks per 40 this past season) for his size … Doesn’t appear to have the desire to be a force in the post on either end of the floor … Needs to improve as a team defender – at times, he tries to anticipate where the ball is going and ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Also, when hedging, he sometimes overplays the ball, looses his man, and gives up easy baskets …
Notes: Finished his college career as the Rams’ third all-time leading rebounder with 885.  Also left VCU ranked in the all-time top 10 for both steals (158) and blocks (120)… Expectations were really high for Reddic heading into his senior season.  He was named to the preseason player of the year lists for both the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy.  Unfortunately, instead of building on his impressive junior campaign, he regressed, with his FG% dropping 60 percentage points to .509, his FT% dropping 159 percentage points to .548, and his scoring averaging dipping by nearly 3 points to 11.8 ppg…  At the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April, Reddic weighed 247 pounds and measured 6’7. 5’’ without shoes, with a 7’0.5″ wingspan and an 8’11″ standing reach.  He recorded a 27.5” standing vertical, and had times of 11.72 in the lane agility drill and 3.38 in the sprint…
Outlook:  Reddic is a bit of a tweener, and he will probably have to make a team as an undrafted free agent.  He has the body of a four, but plays more like a 3.  He is not an exceptional athlete, so playing as a SF in the NBA is probably not an option.  Right now, he doesn’t have the mentality or skills to be a force on the interior, though he does have potential in that area.  His on-the-ball defense would serve him well against stretch 4’s.  However, despite a decent dribble-drive game, he would be an offensive liability due to his mediocre outside shooting.  Overall, it appears that playing as a face-up 4 is likely what will suit him the best.   

Richard Harris 6/21/14

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