Braxton Key

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

Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
College: Virginia
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 2/14/1997

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 99
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate playmaker
Good rebounder
Fairly good defensive player
Good athlete
Good motor

​Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be quite turnover prone
May struggle to guard quicker players
Not overly explosive

Summary:

Braxton Key is an athletic combination forward transferred to Virginia after having played two seasons at Alabama.  He is a player that can score in a variety of ways, but he will need to significantly improve his jump shot.  He didn’t put up gaudy stats, but he was able to help his team in a role off the bench as a junior.​

Last year, Key excelled as an energetic, hustle player in the 2019 National Championship game.  He will still need to continue to develop his skill set on offense, but he was a solid role player at Virginia.  Right now, he projects to be a potential second round pick if he ends up declaring to enter the NBA draft.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN’s Article on Key Going to Virginia

Games Scouted:

12/22/17 Alabama vs. Texas

1/27/18 Alabama vs. Oklahoma

2/24/18 Alabama vs. Arkansas

1/15/19 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

1/19/19 Virginia vs. Duke

4/8/19 Virginia vs. Texas Tech

1/28/20 Virginia vs. Florida State

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