Dereck Lively

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Bellefonte, PAHT: 7-0WT: 205
BORN: NAYEAR: HSjr.WING: 7-4+REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Dereck Lively is an intriguing center prospect thanks to his great length/size and good mobility. He’s got a good frame with plenty of room to add weight and excellent coordination for his size.

Lively is a game changer on the defensive end who alters and blocks a ton of shots. His offensive game is a bit limited and he doesn’t seem to have great hands but he can finish the lob and use his size to score around the hoop.


Comparisons

  • Willie Cauley-Stein

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft or 2024 NBA Draft

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2023 Center Rankings

  1. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Brampton, Ontario
  2. Enoch Boakye – 6-10 – Michigan State (Canada)
  3. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Bellefonte, PA
  4. Franck Kepnang – 6-11- Oregon (Cameroon)
  5. Vincent Iwuchukwu – 7-0 – San Antonio, TX
  6. Dilan Anderson – 7-0 – Gilbert, AZ
  7. Ryan Mutombo – 6-11 – Georgetown