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Maxwell Lewis

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: PepperdineHT: 6-7WT: 195
BORN: NAYEAR: So.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Lewis is a lanky rangy 3 and D wing who can really stroke the ball from downtown. He’s got ideal size on the wing, good length and enough athleticism for the league.

Lewis doesn’t need the ball in his hands a lot to be effective and is good at spacing the floor and attacking from the wing. His 3pt shooting looks special and could be his ticket to minutes in the league.

He doesn’t have a elite first step but is a very crafty driver and can take it to the cup with either hand and finish in a variety of ways.

He’s not an elite run/jump athlete and doesn’t have elite speed but appears to have enough agility to guard in space and match up against NBA level speed. Can get beat off the dribble and doesn’t always play with good positioning. Lacks awareness of the ball (but is still fairly new to the game and figuring it out).

Is a decent shot blocker for a wing showing good timing, anticipation and instincts. The quicker guards in the league will give him some trouble but he does have the ability to switch onto most guards and even guard down and cover some 4’s as well.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

mid first to early second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 SF Rankings

  1. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  2. Bilal Coulibaly – 6-8 – France
  3. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  4. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  5. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  6. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  7. Brice Sensabaugh – 6-6 – Ohio State
  8. Maxwell Lewis – 6-7 – Pepperdine
  9. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  10. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  12. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  13. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  14. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – Tennessee
  15. Seth Lundy – 6-6 – Penn State
  16. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Kansas State
  17. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Eastern Michigan
  18. Jordan Miller – 6-7 – Miami
  19. Kobe Brown – 6-8 – Missouri
  20. Jalen Wilson – 6-7 – Kansas
  21. Jalen Slawson – 6-7 – Furman
  22. Alex Fudge – 6-8 – Florida
  23. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Illinois