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Tari Eason

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: LSUHT: 6-8WT: 217
BORN: NAYEAR: So.WING: 7-2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Tari Eason, a transfer from Cincinnati, had a breakout season for the LSU Tigers and has solidified himself as a likely first round pick.

A 6-8 combo forward with length, athleticism and versatility, Eason can do a bit of everything on the court and impacts both ends of the floor.

He’s a versatile defender who can guard 1-4. Eason has a strong upper body, good size, length and agility, allowing him to match up with bigger forwards in the lane or step out and guard on the perimeter.

On offense he’s a heady player who knows his strengths. Eason has good court vision and moves the ball well and does a good job of attacking the basket and using his length and athleticism to score in the lane. He’s not much of a 3pt shooter or mid range threat and will have to add this to his game to reach his NBA potential.

He measured with an impressive 7-2 wingspan at the draft combine and had the biggest hands of any player measured.


Comparisons

  • OG Anunoby
  • Patrick Williams with less shooting

Draft Projection

late lottery to mid first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 SF Rankings

  1. Ousmane Dieng – 6-10 – France
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  3. Tari Eason – 6-8 – LSU
  4. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  5. Wendell Moore Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  6. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Michigan (Canada)
  7. Josh Minott – 6-8 – Memphis
  8. Dereon Seabron – 6-7 – NC State
  9. Justin Lewis – 6-7 – Marquette
  10. Jared Rhoden – 6-6 – Seton Hall
  11. Aminu Mohammed – 6-5 – Georgetown
  12. Gabe Brown – 6-8 – Michigan State
  13. Payton Watson – 6-9 – UCLA
  14. Jordan Hall – 6-8 – St. Joe’s
  15. Julian Champagnie – 6-8 – St. Johns
  16. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  17. Vince Williams Jr. – 6-6 – VCU
  18. Johnny Juzang – 6-7 – UCLA
  19. Jermaine Samuels – 6-7 – Villanova
  20. Hyunjung Lee – 6-7 – Davidson (South Korea)
  21. Gui Santos – 6-8 – Brazil
  22. Luke Travers – 6-7 – Australia
  23. Fanbo Zeng – 6-9 – G League Ignite (China)
  24. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  25. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida