Chet Holmgren

Updated on 4/19/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 190
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 5/1/2002

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:
Good low post scorer
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Very good rebounder
Very good defender
Tremendous shot blocker
Good athlete
Good motor

Cons:
Inconsistent long-range shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can struggle to handle the ball when pressured, can be turnover prone
Really needs to add strength

Summary:
Chet Holmgren is an athletic, very skilled big man that has a strong set of all-around skills.  He is a terrific shot blocker that defends very well.  He also can shoot and score the basketball, and he handles the ball impressively well for a player his size.

On the downside, he is really skinny, even for a skinny big man, and he will need to add more muscle to his frame to prevent himself from getting pushed around by stronger opponents in the paint.  He also can sometimes struggle to handle the ball when heavily pressured, as he can sometimes get balls poked away by smaller, quicker defenders, and he also can be prone to committing charging fouls.

Right now, he projects to be a consensus top 3 pick for the 2022 draft, and he is a tremendously skilled player that could end up being a very good player in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Article on Holmgren Committing to Gonzaga

Games Scouted:
2/6/21 Minnehaha Academy vs. IMG Academy

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