NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: C||FROM: Texas||HT: 6-10||WT: 250|
|BORN: 10/20/98||YEAR: Sr.||WING: 7-3 1/4||REACH: 8-10|
Sims improved each and every season at Texas, becoming a force in the paint on both ends of the floor. He’s not a high scoring player and his offense is still a work in progress but he really knows his role, doing all the dirty work of setting screens, defending in the paint and rebounding the ball.
He’s built like a rock with great upper body strength and explosive leaping ability. He’s a high level rebounder and a decent shot blocker.
Sims is limited offensively but he plays within himself and doesn’t force the issue. This past season he shot 69.6% from the field, scoring mostly on dunks and lay ups. It’s possible he’ll develop a mid range jumper and a 3pt shot in time but that’s not what teams will be asking him to do.
His FT% is barely over 50%, which doesn’t bode well for him developing into much of a shooter.
Sims didn’t progress as much as we had hoped from his freshman season through his senior year. Doesn’t seem to have a natural feel for the game.
- Richaun Holmes
possible second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft
2021 Center Rankings
- Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
- Alperen Sengün – 6-10 – Turkey
- Day’Ron Sharpe – 6-9 – UNC
- Neemias Queta – 7-0 – Utah St. (Portugal)
- Charles Bassey – 6-11 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
- Jericho Sims – 6-10 – Texas
- Luka Garza – 6-11 – Iowa
- Sandro Mamukelashvili – 6-10 – Seton Hall (Georgia)
- Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Serbia
- Santi Aldama – 6-11 – Loyola (MD) (Spain)
- EJ Onu – 6-11 – Shawnee State
- Jay Huff – 7-1 – Virginia
- Balsa Koprivica – 7-1 – Florida State (Serbia)