Caleb Houstan

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
College: Michigan
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 1/9/2003

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 46
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 32 by the Orlando Magic

Pros:
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Solid defender
Good athlete

Cons:
Streaky shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Struggles to score in traffic
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can gamble too much defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:
Caleb Houstan is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball.  He is a sharpshooter that excels at knocking down outside shots, and he also can make energetic hustle plays on both ends of the floor.  He has also played well in big games, as he helped Montverde Academy win the 2021 GEICO Nationals.  He came into college projecting to be one of the best shooters and perimeter defenders amongst incoming freshmen.

This season though, Houstan has had an up and down freshman season, as he’s struggled at times to adjust to a supporting role as a stationary, spot-up shooter at Michigan with inconsistent touches. He’s had some very good games, but has struggled significantly in others. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
ESPN’s Article on Houstan Reclassifying from the 2022 to the 2021 Recruiting Class

Games Scouted:
12/30/19 Montverde Academy vs. The Patrick School
4/3/21 Montverde Academy vs. Sunrise Christian
11/10/21 Michigan vs. Buffalo
3/3/22 Michigan vs. Iowa
3/19/22 Michigan vs. Tennessee

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