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3 - Naz Reid

LSU 

  • Birthday: 8/26/99
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 255
  • Hometown: Neptune City, NJ
  • High School: Roselle Catholic
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NBA Comparison: Anthony Mason/Johnny O'Bryant

Strengths: Reid is a versatile big showing the size to play inside and the skill to hit shots on the outside ... Light on his feet and crafty, Reid is an efficient scorer and has shown his shooting touch can make him into an effective player on the perimeter ... Has good length with a 7'1 wingspan ... Shooting 33.3% from 3 in his freshman season, Reid is a capable shot maker and owns a polished post-game ... He has some intriguing potential as a stretch forward for the next level with his size at 6-10, 240 lbs ... One of the most intriguing parts of his game is his ball handling ... A very good ball handler and passer for a player his size ... He is capable of putting the ball down skillfully when he attacks the basket ... His ball handling combined with his size and strength allows him to create the space he needs to score ... As an improved ball-handler, he has become a lot craftier as he continues to progress as an offensive player ... He’s definitely got the frame to play in the NBA right now ... His frame gives him the opportunity to become a dominant and sneaky offensive rebounder with timing and innate abilities ... Reid has also slimmed down considerably since his senior season of high school, which has made him lighter on his feet in better shape ... Reid has the potential to become a scoring option on an NBA team and if he continues to develop his playmaking ability he can become an intriguing player at the next level ...

Weaknesses: Lost a lot of weight upon arriving at LSU and it appeared to take him some time to adjust to his new body ... Looked off balance and lacked great fluidity in his movements ... His motor can be a blessing and a curse ... Sometimes his emotions can get the best of him and can slow down his game ... Appears to have a high center of gravity which makes changing speeds difficult ... Lacks ideal size for a center ... His lack of lateral quickness and his average explosiveness will be a disadvantage for him at the next level ... He can sometimes play out of control when he is not able to dribble around or overpower his opponent and try to make something out of nothing and turning over the ball ... He is a bit turnover prone, averaging 0.9 assists and 2.5 turnovers per game at LSU ... Not a shot blocker and his defensive impact will be limited at the next level ... Reid also struggles to draw fouls at times and not get to the free throw line as often as he should (3.8 FTA per game) ... Reid can play on a selfish level at times offensively, with his biggest flaw being his lack of an attempt to involve his teammates more throughout the game. His shot selection was a bit questionable ... Plays too much like a guard, and should look to further develop back to the basket skills ... Should look to use his strength better ... Lacks an alpha personality ...

Outlook: Naz is seen by a "boom or bust" wild card by scouts as some aren't sold on his toughness and dedication to the game ... He has a wide range of projections entering the draft process ... He is probably a bit more team fit dependent than other draft prospects ... Reid has to be drafted to a team that has patience and gives him the availability to progress and also feel comfortable enough to put his guard down and develop relationships with the staff ... Reid is without a doubt is a first round talent, but his inconsistency puts his draft range in question ...

Notes: Measured 6'8.25 without shoes, 6'9 with shoes, 215 lbs, with a 7'1 wingspan and 8'11.5 standing reach at the 2014 USA Junior National Team Mini Camp ...Born on Aug. 26, 1999 … Five-star recruit, ranked 18th in the nation in the 247 composite rankings … Participated in the McDonald’s All-Star game scoring 15 points with 11 rebounds and two assists … Prep All-American … Favorite food is pizza … Favorite NBA player is Kevin Durant and favorite athlete outside basketball is the Giants’ Odell Beckham, Jr ...

Williams Desautelle III 4/18/19

Strengths: 6’10 mobile big man … Good size with a 7’0.75 wingspan and 9’0 standing reach … Versatile skillset. Great coordination and balance … Good strength and frame. Has no problem establishing position in the low post or for rebounds ... Finishes through contact ... Shot 4.8 free throws per game over the Under Armour Association … Soft touch around the basket ... Shows some craft on his layups that you don’t typically see from big men ... Very good footwork on the perimeter and low block ... Can score with either hand and uses glass when appropriate ... Reads and reacts well in the post. Shot 54.5% from the floor at the NBPA Top 100 ... Finished fifth on the Under Armour Association in shooting percentage at 48.9% … Handles well on the move for his size. Can put the ball on the floor, changes directions, and shakes his man. Effective spin move. Takes rebounds coast to coast. Uses screens as a ball handler … Unselfish. Good court vision and passing ability. Knows where the pass is going before he receives the ball. Good with touch passes ... Can pass out of a drive … Alert with great hands … Good shooting from ... Brings an inside out offensive presence ... Can shoot off the dribble or a step back ... Solid free throw stroke … Reactive hands and timing on defense. Good shot blocker ... Averaged 1.3 blocks per game at the NBPA Top 100 and two per game over the Under Armour Association … Averaged 1.2 steals per game over the Under Armour Association … Led the Under Armour Association in rebounds with 9.9 per game and grabbed 2.1 offensive rebounds per game … Spaces the floor … Good understanding of the game … Naturally gifted and talented. Makes plays you don’t often see from a player his size at any level …

Weaknesses: Needs to improve consistency ... Motor comes and goes ... Coasts at times and plays content … There aren’t many players who can contain Reid in the paint at the high school level, but he doesn’t always assert himself down low ... Settles for shots on the perimeter, even when his team is trying to get back into the game … Can be turnover prone ... Averaged 2.6 per game over the Under Armour Association … Good mobility and fluidity but not incredibly explosive ... Rarely sprints up the court, tends to go at his own pace …

Outlook: Incoming LSU freshman … Scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds (four offensive) in the McDonald’s All-American Game … MVP of the 2016 Underclassmen All-American Game … Averaged 14.1 points per game over the Under Armour Association … Reid is one of the more physically gifted players in a weaker 2018 class, playing to his strengths will be a big factor in tapping into his potential …

Evan Tomes 6/29/18

Strengths: 6’10 mobile big man … Good size with a 7’0.75 wingspan and 9’0 standing reach … Good strength and frame. Has no problem establishing position in the low post or for rebounds ... Finishes through contact ... Shot 4.8 free throws per game over the Under Armour Association … Soft touch around the basket ... Shows some craft on his layups that you don’t typically see from big men ... Very good footwork on the perimeter and low block ... Can score with either hand ... Reads and reacts well in the post. Shot 54.5% from the floor at the NBPA Top 100 ... Finished fifth on the Under Armour Association in shooting percentage at 48.9% … Handles well on the move for his size. Can put the ball on the floor and shake his man. Uses screens as a ball handler. Good court vision and passing ability for a big man ... Can pass out of a drive … Good hands … Good shooting from ... Brings an inside out offensive presence ... Can shoot off the dribble or a step back ... Solid free throw stroke … Good shot blocker ... Averaged 1.3 blocks per game at the NBPA Top 100 and two per game over the Under Armour Association … Averaged 1.2 steals per game over the Under Armour Association … Led the Under Armour Association in rebounds with 9.9 per game and grabbed 2.1 offensive rebounds per game … Good understanding of the game …

Weaknesses: Needs to improve consistency ... Motor comes and goes ... Coasts at times and plays content … There aren’t many players who can contain Reid in the paint at the high school level, but he doesn’t always assert himself down low ... Settles for shots on the perimeter, even when his team is trying to get back into the game … Can be turnover prone ... Averaged 2.6 per game over the Under Armour Association … Good mobility and fluidity but not incredibly explosive ... Doesn’t always jump for boards or blocked shots, relies on getting position for rebounds and could contest more shots as a help defender ... Rarely sprints up the court, tends to go at his own pace …

Outlook: MVP of the 2016 Underclassmen All-America Game … Averaged 14.1 points per game over the Under Armour Association … Reid is one of the more physically gifted players in a weaker 2018 class, playing to his strengths will be a big factor in tapping into his potential …

Notes: Measured 6'8.25 without shoes, 6'9 with shoes, 215 lbs, with a 7'1 wingspan and 8'11.5 standing reach at the 2014 USA Junior National Team Mini Camp ...

Evan Tomes 10/30/17

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