Derrick Alston Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Boise StateHT: 6-9WT: 188
BORN: 9/17/97YEAR: Sr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Derrick Alston Jr. is a tall, skinny and talented wing player who flashes big time ability. After flirting with the 2020 draft he chose to stay at Boise for his senior year and try to raise his draft stock.

Alston stands out on the court thanks to his great movement and ball skills in a long, 6-9 frame. He needs to add weight and become a more efficient shooter from downtown but the tools are all there to work with.

He’s got decent handles and a quick first step and he really shows off his length on drives to the rim.

He can hit the 3pt shot but he has a long, slow windup with a bit of a hitch in his shot. NBA coaches should help clean this up and his 3pt shooting projects as at least average, with a chance to develop into a strength.

Alston is an older prospect, born in 1997, so some of his upside has already been reached.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Small Forwards

  1. Jonathan Kuminga -6-7 – G League (Congo)
  2. Scottie Barnes – 6-8 – Florida State
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  5. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  6. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  7. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  8. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  9. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  10. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  11. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  12. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  13. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  14. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  15. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia