Ben Vander Plas

Updated as of 6/27/22. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 232
College: Virginia
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/19/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent low post scorer
Decent shooter
Solid playmaker
Fairly adept at collecting steals

Cons:
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

Summary:
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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
Ohio Basketball Bio
The Daily Progress’ Article on Vander Plas Transferring to Virginia

Games Scouted:
3/20/21 Ohio vs. Virginia

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