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45 - Zylan Cheatham

Arizona St. 

  • Birthday: 11/17/95
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 220
  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • High School: South Mountain
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Overall

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2019

NBA Comparison: Alfonzo McKinnie

Strengths: As a senior, Zylan Cheatham averaged a double double leading the Sun Devils to the 2nd best record in the Pac-12 … At 6’8 220, with a 7-foot wingspan, Cheatham has proven to be one of the most versatile players in the conference … He made huge improvements on his shooting, especially the 3-pt shot from his time at SDSU … Stuffs the stat sheet on both ends of the floor … Can score in a variety of ways in the halfcourt … An elite run/jump athlete with great explosiveness ... Difficult to stop in transition … Able and willing to make plays for teammates if the shot isn’t there … Has a high motor … Very aggressive getting to the rim, looking to dunk on people even if they are bigger … Aggressive on the offensive glass averaging over two offensive rebounds in his senior year … Strong, creative finisher around the basket ... Efficient scorer who shot over 53 percent his senior season …Versitile skillset ... Skilled passer, averaging over three assists per game … Unselfish with a high basketball IQ … Understands when he needs to take over scoring for his team … Great at getting to the foul line … Strong defensive rebounder … Can protect the rim … Nice footwork on offense … Thrives in the pick & roll … Able to be the cutter or passer in pick & roll situations … Should draw attention from NBA scouts as a versatile two-way player ...

Weaknesses: Not a natrual scorer and lacks a fluid shooting motion ... Scored in single digits in every season before turning 23 ... A 61% free throw shooter, clearly has room to improve ... Averaged three turnovers per game as a senior at ASU … Lacks size and bulk to play the power forward position ... Needs to gain some weight to be able to battle with NBA big men … Can improve on 3-pt shooting, needs to get more comfortable shooting at a high volume … Needs to work on overall consistency of production from game to game … Overall ball-handling can improve ... An older senior after a transfer year. Will be 24 in November ...

Overall: Zylan Cheatham has great intangibles and a high motor to go with his well-balanced skillset … He is able to take over games when his team needs someone to step up … A versitile player capable of playing more than one position … Tough competitor who plays especially hard in the fourth quarter … He’ll be able to rebound with the best of them at the next level with some additional weight gain.

Notes: Measured 6'7.5 (in shoes) 202 lbs, with a 6'11.5 wingspan at the 2013 Nike Big Man Skills Academy ... Averaged a double double as a senior averaging over 12 points and 10 rebounds on 53 percent shooting ... Multi-threat player on offensive who will only improve … his high motor at his size will translate to the next level nicely with his intangibles.

David Green 4/23/19

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