23 - Scottie Lewis

6-5, 190 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Florida Sophomore
Birthday
03/12/00 (21.6 yrs)
Hometown
Tinton Falls, NJ
High School
Ranney
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Corey Brewer

Strengths: A lean 6’5 190 wing with high-level athleticism (42” vertical) and solid physical ability (7’ wingspan)….Quick and twitchy, can play above the rim and make plays in transition, off putbacks and lobs…Great job running the floor, seems to have excellent speed…Has nice defensive potential and he used his length & athletic ability to make an impact as a playmaker on that end throughout his career (1.4 spg & 1.1 bpg for his career), could emerge as a key wing defender…Will likely be asked to play a perimeter stopper role and often accepted the challenge of guarding the other teams best perimeter player at Florida…Competes with very good energy and makes hustle plays, will work to get back into plays if he has to recover from mistakes…Had some success using his quick 1st step and nice body control to get into the lane off straight-line drives for high percentage shots off the dribble…Pretty solid finisher at the rim…Groundwork is there for him to become a efficient enough spot-up shooter to be a 3-and-D prospect, solid form and gets good elevation on his shot (career 34% 3FG shooter)…Flashes good instincts on the offensive glass, should be accounted for when shots go up…An unselfish and vocal teammate, projects to be a solid locker room presence

Weaknesses: Lewis’ athleticism is ahead of his skill level at the moment, and he struggled mightily with his offensive production in college…Not much of a shot creator for himself or others (1.1/1.4 A/TO for his career), very little nuance to his game when his athleticism isn’t enough to rely on…Poor ball-handler; doesn’t pose a threat going left and despite his speed/quickness, the ball slows him down and neutralizes his advantages there…Drives into brick walls and lacks improvisational skills when his initial move is cut off…Feel for the game is not great, will force action that leads to some awkward offensive possessions…Maddeningly inconsistent shooter; can make spot ups sporadically but still tends to miss too many open shots to be a truly efficient 3-and-D player currently….At times hangs in the air and releases shots on his way down as opposed to at the height of his jump, leading to some bad misses..Struggles to convert shots off the bounce, and has a bit of a slow release that doesn’t hold up well against contests…Saw his jump shooting percentages drop significantly from his Fr. to Soph. season, especially from the foul line (from a very good 82% to just 67%) which is cause for concern…At times can gamble and leave himself out of position defensively, which left teammates scrambling to rotations at times…Aggressive defensive approach makes him kind of jumpy on pump fakes, and he can be tricked into bad fouls…Saw his role and minutes decrease a bit during a disappointing season as a Soph., was an underachiever at Florida relative to his touted HS reputation…A year older than a typical Soph. prospect, and will turn 22 during his rookie season

Overall: A former consensus top 10 HS recruit who was thought to have one-and-done potential, Lewis did himself a big favor with his combine testing, showing the length and athleticism NBA teams covet on the wing….He uses those tools and an energetic style to make plays and cover ground well all over the floor defensively, but his raw offensive game is still looking to catch up with his physical and athletic ability…After a somewhat promising Fr. season he came into the 2020-2021 season as a projected lottery selection, but he saw his offensive production regress in a number of key areas that impacted his draft stock and made him a 2nd round prospect…He will need time to polish his ball skills offensively and shore up his fundamentals defensively, but he is worth the flyer given his explosive athleticism and projections as a perimeter defender

Jorrye Nixon 8/5/21

Strengths: 6’5 athletic wing … Good length with a 6’11 wingspan and 8’8 standing reach … High-level athlete. Translatable run and jump ability off one or both feet. Good body control. Good speed in the open floor. Good slasher to get to the rim and can finish with either hand. Uses a spin move in traffic … Averaged 10.8 points per game over the Under Armour Association in 2017 and 11.4 points per game in 2018. Averaged 12.9 points per game while shooting 49.4% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Reliable free throw shooter. Shot 81.5% FT% over the Under Armour Association in 2018. Shot 85.7% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Solid passing ability … Very quick feet. Versatile defender on and off the ball. Consistently plays intense defense and takes pride in tough defensive assignments. Never fails to get into a stance and uses active hands on the ball handler. Deflects passes. Averaged 1.4 steals per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018. Averaged 1.4 steals per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Very good shot blocker for position and gets a handful of chase downs in transition. Finished fourth over the Under Armour Association with 2.1 blocks per game in 2017 and 1.3 per game in 2018. Averaged 1.3 blocks per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Contests shots without fouling … Good competitor and always gives his best effort. Plays with a lot of passion and intensity … Vocal … Coachable and likeable teammate. Charismatic personality …

Weaknesses: Can improve as a ball handler, being more creative, and breaking down the defense/creating with his dribble. Can find more ways to score and be more efficient with his scoring. Relies on quickness, outjumping opponents, and natural ability rather than technique to create offense. Can expand his midrange game. Lacks technique as a finisher … Can protect the ball better on drives and in traffic. Can try to do too much as a passer and can improve as a decision maker. Averaged 3.3 turnovers per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Can improve as an outside shooter and has been inconsistent throughout high school … Ball skills are still catching up the his natural ability … Has room to get stronger and isn’t great finishing with contact. Only weighed 184 pounds at USA Minicamp in October of his senior year … Older for his class, turned 19 in March of his senior year of high school …

Outlook: Incoming Florida freshman … Scored ten points and grabbed four steals in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Played in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit …

Notes: Measured 6’4.0” barefoot, 6’5.25” in shoes 8’5.5” standing reach, 187.6 lbs, and 7’0.0” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine …

Evan Tomes 8/8/19

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