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30 - Matthew Hurt

6-9, 215 Small Forward/Power Forward
Undecided.gif Undecided Freshman
Birthday
04/20/00 (19.5 yrs)
Hometown
Rochester, MN
High School
John Marshall Senior
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
6
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
NA
Potential
7
Passing
NA
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Kyle Singler

Strengths: 6’9 stretch four man … Good coordination and mobility for his size … Can score inside and out. Good face up offensive skills. Good touch, craft, and floater around the basket. Good footwork and solid post-game for his age … Efficient scorer. Averaged 17.1 points per game while shooting 58.4% FG% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Averaged 14 points per game while shooting a third best 63.3% FG% at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018. Averaged 12.4 points per game while shooting 55.4% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017. Averaged 12 points per game while shooting 57.4% FG% at adidas Nations in 2016 … Spaces the floor well … Shoots well from midrange and three with good mechanics and high release point. Shot 48.3% 3P% on 2.6 attempts per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Shot a second best 60% on 3.3 attempts per game at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018. Shot 43.3% 3P% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017. Good pick and pop potential … Shows reliability as a free throw shooter. Shot 70% FT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Shot 76.9% FT% at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018. Shot 93.3% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 … Can put the ball on the floor and attack the rim with solid ability … Positions himself well defensively and possesses good shot blocking ability as a help defender. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Finished third in blocks with 1.5 per game at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018. Finished in the top three at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 with 1.3 blocks per game. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game at adidas Nations in 2017 … Solid court vision and passing ability for his size. Distributes out of the high post. Takes care of the ball and isn’t as turnover prone as most players of his age and caliber. While assist count hasn’t necessarily been high, he’s posted a positive assist to turnover ratio at the majority of his high-profile events: 1.9 assists/1.2 turnovers per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018, two assists/0.3 turnovers per game at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018, 0.8 assists/0.6 turnovers per game at adidas Nations in 2016 and 1.2 assists/0.5 turnovers per game in 2017, 1.1 assists/0.8 turnovers per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 … Plays within himself and knows his limitations …

Weaknesses: Length isn’t great relative to his height with a 6’9 wingspan and 8’10 standing reach … Lacks explosive athleticism and quickness, especially laterally. His lack of length and athleticism limits him defensively. Defending the perimeter at higher levels and switching onto smaller players projects to be an obstacle. As a stretch forward, defending pick and rolls is a must in today’s NBA … Can get a lot stronger, especially in the upper body … Can improve finishing in traffic … Solid rebounder but doesn’t stand out in that area and his impact in that area is likely to diminish at higher levels … Older for his class, turned 19 in April of his senior year …

Outlook: Incoming Duke freshman … 2019 McDonald’s All-American … Played in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … Won Gold at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018 … Played in the 2017 Underclassmen All-American Game … Averaged 37 points per game as a high school senior and is Minnesota’s all-time leading scorer with 3,189 career points … 2019 Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball …

Evan Tomes 8/18/19

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