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Omari Spellman

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PF CFROM: VillanovaHT: 6-9WT: 250
BORN: 7/21/97YEAR: NAWING: 7-2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

A big, bruising but surprisingly nimble power forward with a sweet shooting stroke.

Strengths

  • Has natural strength and bulk but is still very agile and quick
  • Has excellent length with a plus 5 wingspan
  • Has developed a solid mid range game
  • Shoots the three ball very well and has a protect-able shot
  • Has a good feel for finding his shot and spacing the floor
  • Does a nice job of using his size to carve out space in the lane and hit the boards
  • An above average rebounder who shows good effort on the glass
  • Has put in a ton of work to get his body into basketball shape

Weaknesses

  • Isn’t a true post player and doesn’t project as much of a back to the basket scorer or rim protector at the next level
  • A below average free throw shooter
  • Isn’t much of a high riser or above the rim player
  • Can he keep the weight off and continue to improve his conditioning?

Comparisons

  • A more agile Jared Sullinger
  • Mo Speights

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick