33 - Kon Knueppel

6-6, 205 Small Forward
Duke Freshman
Milwaukee, WI
High School
Wisconsin Lutheran
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Jared Dudley

Strengths: 6’6 prolific shooter … Deadeye shooter with proper mechanics and good release point. Quick release and no wasted motion in his shot. Always squared up, shoots well off the catch or dribble/step-backs as well as on the move. Very good arc with his makes finding the bottom of the net. Very successful from 3PT at a very high volume. Shot 46.7% 3PT% on 8.2 3PT attempts per game over the Nike EYBL and 39.4% 3PT% on 6.6 3PT attempts per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2023 … Strong base and uses his body well. Plays physical and handles contact well. Backs defenders into the post, uses spins and fadeaways over either shoulder. Good about not forcing up shots in congestion or in double-teams. Very good midrange pull-up going to his right or left. Threat to score from anywhere on the floor with both high productivity and efficiency. Led the Nike EYBL in scoring with 22.5 points per game on 49.8% FG% and averaged 16.2 points per game on 49.2% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2023 … Reliable free throw shooter. Shot 81% FT% over the Nike EYBL and 80% (4-5) FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2023 … Moves well off the ball and as dominant as he is, he spends a lot of time without the ball in his hands. Sets a lot of off-ball screens and shows understanding of the flow of the offense as a team. Doesn’t show tunnel vision or hunt for his own scoring … Handles the ball well and puts the ball down with purpose, good about not over-dribbling. Keeps his dribble alive under pressure and contact … Good basketball IQ and awareness. Sees the floor and passes well, making good reads out of the post and baseline drives. Keeps turnovers low and posts a plus assist to turnover. Averaged 3.5 assists to 1.6 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL and 2 assists to 0.3 turnovers per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2023 … Good rebounder for position. Averaged 5.5 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL and 7 (2.6 offensive) rebounds per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2023 … Mastered the fundamentals and plays within himself …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t appear to have great length … There are concerns with his athletic limitations. He’s not explosive and is a below the rim scorer Post up and scoring opportunities in the paint project to diminish at the next levels. Doesn’t have great quickness or top-end speed. May struggle defensively in isolation situations against quicker players at the next levels. Lower body movement isn’t as fluid as you would typically see in a 5-star wing. Played at the bottom of a 2-3 zone when I saw him on the Nike EYBL and spends a lot of time defending the post which isn’t as likely moving forward at 6’6 …

Outlook: Duke commit …

Evan Tomes 11/8/23