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5 - Tyler Cook

Iowa 

  • Birthday: 9/23/97
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 245
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • High School: Chaminade College Prep
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NBA Comparison: Craig Smith

Strengths: He uses his strong body to overpower defenders smaller than he is ... He’s 6’8 and 245 pounds with a 7 foot wingspan ... In the NBA he can be a mismatch for players if he’s at the 3, while being able to matchup against 4’s ... He is a tremendous athlete ... He has great quickness and excellent leaping ability ... He displays this with his highlight real dunks ... He has improved his jump shot every season and made himself more of a threat on the offensive end ... His midrange shot has some consistency now ... He has a high motor that seems endless ... His size and strength allow him to defend both forwards and even some centers ... He is a very good rebounder on both ends of the floor ... When his shot’s not falling, he’s able to contribute in other areas of the game ... He’s able to score off the dribble against bigger defenders ... He’s able to bang down low with bigger players ...

Weaknesses: His game doesn’t fit ideally with today’s game ... He’s not skilled or quick enough to play the wing and he’s somewhat undersized to be a PF/C in today's game ... He struggles at times against bigger defenders ... When he drives, he usually puts his head down which leads to questionable shots and turnovers ... He needs to extend his shooting range in order to fit into the league today ... Should look to improve his low post game in order to take advantage of smaller defenders ... He needs to improve his defense ... At times he can lose sight of his man or find himself out of position on the defensive end of the floor ... He isn’t a great shot blocker, which may limit his options at playing at the 4 or even at the 5 in the NBA ... He is prone to picking up fouls frequently ...

Outlook: His strength, athleticism, and his motor are things that can’t be taught ... He’ll need to improve his jump shot and his other skills in order to make it in the league ... He did contemplate going to the NBA before ultimately returning for his junior season ...

Notes: Measured 6' 7.25'' barefoot, 6' 8.75'' in shoes, 245.4 lbs, 7' 0.5'' wingspan, and a 8' 10.5' standing reach at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine ... Measured 6’8.5’’ in shoes, with a 6’11.5’’ wingspan and 244 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy ... He has an older brother named Trenton. At his high school Chaminade College Preparatory, he played alongside Jayson Tatum ... He posted 15 double-doubles during his time at the school. That is the 15th most double doubles in the school’s history. He’s one of nine players in the school’s history to score more than 1300 points and grab 600 rebounds. He possesses a 7-0.5 wingspan ...

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