Aaron Nesmith

Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
College: Vanderbilt
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 10/16/1999

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 17
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
2020 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 14 by the Boston Celtics


Very good shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Moves well off the ball on offense
Decent rebounder for his size
Solid athlete


Can struggle to score in traffic
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can tend to have lapses defensively
Can be foul prone
Missed considerable time due to a foot injury


Aaron Nesmith is an athletic, skilled swingman that had a strong sophomore season before he ended up missing the rest of the year due to a foot injury.  He is a player that can flat out shoot the basketball, but he will need to improve his defense.  He is a sharpshooter that can really put up points, and he could be a good pick for an NBA team in the mid first round range in 2020.


RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball’s Highlights on Vanderbilt vs. Loyola-Chicago

The Tennesseean’s Article on Nesmith’s Foot Injury

YouTube via Highlight Nation’s 1/4/20 Game Highlights on Vanderbilt vs. Auburn

Games Scouted:
12/17/18 Vanderbilt vs. Arizona State

If you use any portion of this material, please credit NBA Scouting Live.

NBA Scouting Live
error: Content is protected !!