Nick Richards

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-11WT: 245
BORN: 11/29/97YEAR: Jr.WING: 7-3 3/4REACH: 9-0 1/2

Draft Notes

Richards has been making consistent improvements in his game and now projects as a sure-fire draft pick, after a solid third season in Lexington.

Early in his Kentucky career he didn’t live up to the hype but he became a productive player for the Cats and really emerged during his junior season.

He’s a springy 6-11 player with good length and nice mobility. He knows his role as a shot blocker and rebounder and seems to take pride in being a big man and doesn’t try to do too much.

On the offensive side he’s not likely to be a go-to option in the league but he gets buckets in the paint, using a baby hook or fighting for offensive rebounds and getting put-backs.


Comparisons

  • JaVale McGee
  • Tony Battie.

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Centers

  1. James Wiseman – 7-0 – Memphis
  2. Onyeka Okongwu – 6-9 – USC
  3. Isaiah Stewart – 6-9 – Washington 
  4. Zeke Nnaji – 6-11 – Arizona 
  5. Daniel Oturu – 6-10 – Minnesota
  6. Vernon Carey Jr. – 6-10 – Duke
  7. Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Gonzaga (Serbia)
  8. Steven Enoch – 6-10 – Louisville 
  9. Nick Richards – 6-11 – Kentucky
  10. Udoka Azubuike – 7-0 -Kansas
  11. Omer Yurtseven – 7-0 – Georgetown