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Cameron Whitmore

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: VillanovaHT: 6-7WT: 234
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: 6-8 1/2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Cam Whitmore is a powerhouse of an athlete. The 6-7 (in shoes) forward is an elite above the rim player and one of the most powerful dunkers in his class. There’s no doubt about his athleticism and he’s already got a NBA ready frame. He’s a sturdy and strong 234lb player who is built more like a football player than a basketball player.

Whitmore can handle the ball in the open court and is very fast and powerful with the ball in his hands. He’s an aggressive driver who puts a lot of pressure on the rim and has blow-by speed. His speed and power are too much for most wings to handle and he is really hard to stop on his moves to the basket. He could stand to get a bit more creative with his drives, develop some combo moves and advance his ball handling but those things should come with time.

Whitmore has nice touch from mid range and is a very capable 3pt shooter.

He’s a very high energy player who defends all over the court and excels in transition. He also rebounds the heck out of the ball and ca hold his own on the boards against taller opponents.

Whitmore’s biggest weakness is his passing/play-making skills. He doesn’t see the floor very well and struggles to set-up teammates for easy buckets. Although this is a big weakness it’s the type of skill/understanding that can be develop in the NBA. He’ll never be Jason Kidd out there but I expect his passing abilities will come along in time.


Comparisons

  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • Justise Winslow

Draft Projection

number 4-10 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

Videos

https://youtu.be/vAKR1GMlM3k

2023 SF Rankings

  1. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  2. Bilal Coulibaly – 6-8 – France
  3. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  4. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  5. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  6. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  7. Brice Sensabaugh – 6-6 – Ohio State
  8. Maxwell Lewis – 6-7 – Pepperdine
  9. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  10. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  12. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  13. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  14. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – Tennessee
  15. Seth Lundy – 6-6 – Penn State
  16. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Kansas State
  17. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Eastern Michigan
  18. Jordan Miller – 6-7 – Miami
  19. Kobe Brown – 6-8 – Missouri
  20. Jalen Wilson – 6-7 – Kansas
  21. Jalen Slawson – 6-7 – Furman
  22. Alex Fudge – 6-8 – Florida
  23. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Illinois