Rui Hachimura

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SF PFFROM: Gonzaga
(Japan)
HT: 6-8WT: 225
BORN: 2/8/98YEAR: SoWING: 7-2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Hachimura is a physical specimen who shows flashes of big time upside. He has all the physical tools
to be a big time player and is starting to put it all together on the court. Projects as a versatile, stand-out defender.

  • Rui has an NBA build with great strength, long arms and awesome coordination
  • A menace in transition who can out run most other players on the floor
  • Has a really strong dribble drive game, using his bulk and quickness to get into the lane
  • Scores well in the lane and has a relentless motor on the offensive glass
  • Can rip and run, taking the defensive rebound and turning it into transition
  • Has become a solid free throw shooter
  • Has all the tools to be a standout defender with switch-ability
  • Has limited range on his jumper and isn’t yet much of a threat from 3 point land
  • Lacks consistency. Will light it up one game and disappear the next

Comparisons

  • Reminds of a stronger, longer Wilson Chandler
  • Shades of Paul Milsap

Draft Projection

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