Dereck Lively

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Bellefonte, PAHT: 7-0WT: 205
BORN: NAYEAR: HSsr.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

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

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2023 Center Rankings

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-2 – France
  2. Jalen Duren – 6-10 – Philadelphia, PA
  3. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Bellefonte, PA
  4. Kenneth Lofton Jr. – 6-7 – LA Tech
  5. Enoch Boakye – 6-10 – Arizona State (Canada)
  6. Vincent Iwuchukwu – 7-0 – San Antonio, TX
  7. Yohan Traore – 6-10 – Prolific Prep (France)
  8. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)
  9. Bretner Mutombo – 6-9 – Congo
  10. Oumar Ballo – 6-10 – Arizona (Mali) 
  11. Dilan Anderson – 7-0 – Arizona
  12. Moussa Cisse – 6-11 – NA (Guinea) 
  13. Mady Sissoko – 6-10 – Michigan State (Mali)
  14. Jerrell Colbert – 6-10 – LSU
  15. Will Baker – 7-0 – Nevada
  16. Ryan Mutombo – 6-11 – Georgetown