Matthew Cleveland

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Florida StateHT: 6-7WT: 190
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Matthew Cleveland is a shooting guard with ideal size at 6-7 with a long, rangy frame and close to elite physical tools. Florida State has been on fire recently with recruiting and developing talent and Cleveland appears to be the next incoming star.

Cleveland is an all around talent. His offensive game shows a ton of promise, with the ability to score in isolation – and he tends to find his shots within the flow of the offense. He’s got the handles and the footwork for a nice step-back jumper which should become a real weapon for him going forward. Has a nice pull up jumper.

Overall his shooting form is compact, with elbow in and very promising. He doesn’t need to be a high volume, high usage guy to be effective.

He’s a long athlete with nice leaping ability and he plays far above the rim, making it all look easy. He’s got good burst into the lane and can finish with either hand.

Has a lot of upside as a defender thanks to his size and length, quickness and heady play.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

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2022 Shooting Guards

  1. Jaden Ivey – 6-4 – Purdue
  2. Shaedon Sharpe – 6-6 – Kentucky (Canada)
  3. Johnny Davis – 6-5 – Wisconsin
  4. Benedict Mathurin – 6-6 – Arizona
  5. Malaki Branham – 6-5 – Ohio State
  6. Jalen Williams – 6-6 – Santa Clara
  7. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  8. Gabriele Procida – 6-7 – Italy
  9. Blake Wesley – 6-5 – Notre Dame
  10. Jaden Hardy – 6-5 – G League Ignite
  11. MarJon Beauchamp – 6-6 – G League Ignite
  12. Ryan Rollins – 6-4 – Toledo
  13. Max Christie – 6-5 – Michigan State
  14. Christian Braun – 6-6 – Kansas
  15. Bryce McGowens – 6-6 – Nebraska
  16. Alondes Williams – 6-5 – Wake Forest
  17. Trevor Keels – 6-5 – Duke
  18. Keon Ellis – 6-6 – Alabama
  19. Kameron McGusty – 6-5 – Miami
  20. Michael Devoe – 6-5 – Geogia Tech
  21. Tevin Brown – 6-5 – Murray State
  22. Matteo Spagnolo – 6-4 – Italy
  23. Tyrese Martin – 6-6 – UConn
  24. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  25. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers