4 - Paul Reed

6-10, 220 Power Forward/Center
DePaul Junior
Birthday
06/14/99 (21.5 yrs)
Hometown
Orlando, FL
High School
Wekiva
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
7
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Christian Wood

Strengths: 6’9 forward who has a 7’2 wingspan and plays with high energy on defense with the ability to play in space … Often turns defense into offense blocking shots both in the paint and on the perimeter … Transition scorer … Can really move his feet defensively and stay in front of smaller, quicker players and has incredible ability to block jumpshots … Wingspan and athleticism allow him to be lethal playing the passing lane and once he comes away with the ball he’s gone in a flash … Vicious at attacking the rim … Capable and willing to finish with his off hand … Soft touch around the rim … Great at catching lobs and dunking in traffic … Can move without the basketball … Strong in pick and roll … Nice spot up jumper with a quick release … Decent shooting range for a bigger forward … Able to shoot off the dribble in mid range … Relentless on the offensive glass … Very versatile and can play more than one position … Averaged over 15 points and 10 rebounds last season shooting over 50 percent from the floor …

Weaknesses:
Inconsistent shooting mechanics … Has a very slow release and should look to revamp shooting form … Tends to lean back when shooting … Questionable decision making on offense … Passing and playmaking need work … Not always under control … Prone to committing offensive fouls … Inconsistent playmaking in transition … Low post game needs work … Shoots less than 74 percent from the free throw line … Defensive awareness … Must add body weight to guard 5’s down low … All around feel for the game and fundamentals in need of work …

Notes: Measured: 6’8.50” barefoot, 6’9.25” in shoes, 9’1.50” standing reach, 219.2 lbs, and 7’2.00” wingspan at the 2020 NBA Combine … Native of Orlando, Florida … Played 3 seasons at DePaul and showed large improvement all 3 years …

David Green 11/9/20

 

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