Matthew Hurt

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: DukeHT: 6-9WT: 215
BORN: 4/20/00YEAR: So.WING: 6-9REACH: 8-10

Draft Notes

Matthew Hurt is a talented offensive player who has a sweet 3 point shot and great scoring ability. He
impacts all aspects of the game but the thing that will get him drafted will be his outside shooting and scoring ability. If he can hold his own defensively at the NBA level he’ll have a long career. But first he’ll have to add strength to a thin frame and develop his athleticism.

  • A very advanced shooter with a quick, accurate shot that projects well to the NBA level
  • Gets his 3 point shot off quickly and can shoot from range
  • An overall crafty scorer who knows how to find space and move without the ball
  • An excellent free throw shooter
  • Has good court vision and is a great passer, using his height to survey the floor and find cutters
  • Although he’s not a powerful post player he’s got great footwork and good moves in the paint
  • Hurt is very thin and lacks muscle, especially in his upper body.
  • He’ll get pushed around in the post and might not be a factor on the boards against NBA PF/Cs
  • Has average foot-speed and average athleticism and will likely struggle to guard NBA wings
  • Does not project as a guy who can switch the pick and roll

Comparisons

  • TJ Leaf
  • Kyle Wiltjer

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Power Forwards

  1. Usman Garuba – 6-9 – Madrid, Spain
  2. Amar Sylla – 6-10 – Senegal
  3. Greg Brown III – 6-9 – Texas
  4. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 6-9 – Villanova 
  5. Roko Prkacin – 6-8 – Croatia
  6. Isaiah Todd – 6-10 – G League
  7. Isaiah Jackson – 6-9 – Kentucky
  8. Matthew Hurt – 6-9 – Duke
  9. Jaemyn Brakefield – 6-8 – Duke
  10. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona
  11. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  12. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Howard (Australia)
  13. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  14. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  15. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga