Ben Vander Plas
Updated as of 6/27/22. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent low post scorer
Fairly adept at collecting steals
Inconsistent outside shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his rebounding
Only an average athlete
Has limited experience against top competition
Ben Vander Plas is a skilled big man that recently played at Ohio before transferring to Virginia. He is a versatile scorer that can score in the post, and knock down outside shots. He’s also an unselfish player that passes the ball well, especially for a player his size. He’s not an overwhelming athlete, but his offensive skills and feel for the game have enabled him to thrive at the collegiate level.
He had a solid junior season, and he helped lead Ohio to an impressive first-round win over Virginia in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Recently, he decided to transfer to Virginia for the upcoming 2022-23 college basketball season. Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2023 draft.
3/20/21 Ohio vs. Virginia
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