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33 - Nicolas Claxton

Georgia 

  • Birthday: 4/17/99
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 215
  • Hometown: Greenville, SC
  • High School: Legacy Charter
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

92

2019
Mock:  31

NBA Comparison: Taj Gibson

Strengths: Claxton is a long, fluid, wiry athletic four with a good deal of upside left to develop ... He shows nice skills on the perimeter with some ability to handle and pass ... Potentially making him very valuable in today's NBA is his ability to guard multiple positions ... He has quick feet which allows him to defend guards on the perimeter, giving him coveted pick and roll defensive ability ... He has tremendous length, a 9'2 standing reach, which allows him to recover if he gets beat by his man ... His long wingspan and vertical allows him to protect the rim ... He’s a strong player in transition ... His speed and ball handling ability allow him to be effective on the fast break ... He has solid vision which allows him to make passes in the half court as well as the fast break ... He is a decent scorer in the low post ... He’s good at drawing fouls ... He hits the boards hard as evidenced by his almost 9 rebounds per game this season ... Has NBA bloodlines, as his father played in the NBA for Boston ... Has shown an improved jumpshot since the season ended, impressing in workouts ...

Weaknesses: He has a thin frame and needs to put on more weight to avoid being bullied in the paint at the next level ... Added strength will allow him to fight in the post for position on the block as well as be a stronger rebounder ... He doesn’t have a real offensive identity right now ... Not a big scorer or very skilled offensively at this point ... He struggled as a three point shooter last season ... He only hit 28% of his threes ... That might limit his ability to be a stretch big man in today’s game ... He’s only a 64% free throw shooter ... He is an inconsistent jump shooter ... At times he is to passive on the offensive end of the floor ... He should look to attack more often ...

Outlook: Was a bit of a surprise to enter and keep his name in the draft so he has relatively less exposure than the average prospect ... Has had solid workouts and seems to have made a good deceion to enter the draft as there's a good chance that he gets selected in the top 25 ... Claxton is a 6’11 forward with great versatility, on both ends of the floor ... His ability to pass will allow him to be an extra playmaker on the court ... His inconsistent shooting however can make him a liability at times on the offensive end of the floor, though he has shown some signs of improvement ... He will most likely be drafted with his defensive ability in mind ...

Notes: Measured: 6' 10'' barefoot, 6' 11.75'' in shoes, 216.6 lbs, 7' 2.5'' wingspan, and a 9' 2'' standing reach at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine ... He is the son of Charles Claxton, a former player for the Boston Celtics back in 1995-96 season ... He became the fourth player in Legacy Charter School in Greenville, South Carolina to score over 1,000 career points ...

Zach Smith 6/14/19

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