Matthew Cleveland

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: Florida StateHT: 6-7WT: 190
BORN: NAYEAR: So.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.


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Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Shooting Guards

  1. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  2. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  3. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  4. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  5. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  6. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  7. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  8. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  9. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  10. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – Stanford
  11. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  12. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  13. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  14. Jalen Warley – 6-5 – Florida State
  15. Kowacie Reeves – 6-6 – Florida
  16. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  17. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  18. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  19. Arterio Morris – 6-4 – Texas
  20. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  21. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  22. Jalen Hood-Schifino – 6-5 – Indiana
  23. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  24. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  25. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  26. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  27. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  28. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  29. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  30. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  31. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  32. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  33. Bryce Thompson – 6-5 – OK. State
  34. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  35. Tamar Bates – 6-5 – Indiana
  36. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  37. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  38. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  39. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse
  40. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Radford