Austin Wiley

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

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

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

 
Cons:

Must extend his shooting range
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can struggle to finish plays in traffic
Below average free throw shooter
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
Has not seen much 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 may only possess average physical tools, and he has a significant injury history that could hamper his draft stock.  He also does not possess a whole lot of perimeter skills, and his average mobility could hinder him defensively.​

Wiley was dealt a blow when the NCAA prevented him from playing this season, causing him to sit out the year.  But if he plays well next year for Auburn, he could improve his draft standing 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