NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: SF||FROM: Stanford||HT: 6-7||WT: 175|
|BORN: 9/12/01||YEAR: Fr.||WING: 6-10 1/2||REACH: NA|
It’s not every year that a 5 star, future one and done lottery pick goes to Stanford but here we are. Zaire is an elite level wing in the Paul George, Rudy Gay mold.
He’s a big wing who is making big strides in his game. He’s got all the tools to develop into a high level NBA player including good size for position, excellent length and fluid athleticism.
He’s quick to get above the rim, making it look easy and he flies up and down the court. He’s got big upside and a lot of versatility as a defender thanks to his long arms, agility and good instincts.
He’s not a polished offensive prospect but he’s showing a lot of good signs. His ball handling is becoming a strength and he’s quick with the ball and able to get to his spots. He can shoot it moving to the left or right and has a nice compact and smooth jumper. He gets decent elevation on his jumper, although a bit low on the release. At this point he’s a more than capable 3pt shooter and projects as a high level NBA marksman.
Ziaire is a high energy defender who is a nightmare on the full court press and very disruptive in the passing lanes. His length, quick first step and great anticipation on defense leads to lots of steals and deflections.
- Rudy Gay
- Paul George
lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft