Austin Wiley

Updated as of 9/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 255
College: Auburn
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 1/8/1999

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 93
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Fairly good low post scorer
Tremendous free throw generator
Very good rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Solid shot blocker
Mobile for a player his size
Great strength to play inside
Good motor
Good hands
Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Must extend his shooting range
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can struggle to finish plays in traffic
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Struggles to guard more athletic players
Can be foul prone
Not an elite athlete
Has had multiple knee surgeries
Did not receive enough playing time throughout his career

Summary:

Austin Wiley is a tough, physical bruiser that can bang in the middle, as he can score, rebound, and block shots to provide an interior presence for his team.

However, he’s had a significant injury history that could hamper his draft stock.  He also does not possess a whole lot of perimeter skills, and his average lateral mobility could hinder him defensively.​

Wiley was dealt a blow when the NCAA prevented him from playing his sophomore season.  He didn’t quite play as much as expected last year, but he had a fairly good senior season, and he could be a potential second round pick in 2020.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN Player Profile

AL.com’s Article on NCAA Denying Wiley Eligibility

ESPN’s Article on Wiley Returning

YouTube via Highlight Nation’s Highlights of the Auburn-Georgia Game

YouTube via Highlight Nation’s Highlights of the Auburn-Vanderbilt Game

Games Scouted:

12/21/16 Auburn vs. Oklahoma

5/18/18 NBA Draft Combine

12/22/18 Auburn vs. Murray State

3/29/19 Auburn vs. North Carolina

1/4/20 Auburn vs. Mississippi State

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