Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 61
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential
Good ball handler
Has long arms
Solid defensive player
Gifted shot blocker
Smart player that has very good intangibles
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can struggle to defend in the post
Must get stronger
Missed considerable time due to a knee injury
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Chris Boucher is an athletic, skilled big man that has an intriguing set of skills that could allow him to be a solid pick for an NBA team in the upcoming draft.
He possesses fairly good scoring skills. Boucher really excels at scoring on the move, as he can garner the bulk of his scores using off-ball movement. He plays far above the rim, which can allow him to throw down numerous dunks in games.
Plus, he also is a good shooter for a player his size. He shows a great willingness to space the floor, and he can really help his team stretch the defenses when he gets in a rhythm. He can tend to be streaky with his jump shot, but he has the potential to develop into a stretch big at the next level.
Also, he is a very good defensive player. He is a terrific shot blocker, as he has great length, athletic tools, and timing to do so. He has the ability to be an elite rim protector in the NBA, as he is an anchor on one of the top teams in the country. But he will need to add more strength in order to handle stronger opponents in the post.
In general, Chris Boucher is an interesting prospect. He possesses a unique skill package that could allow him to surpass initial expectations in the NBA. He will need to show that he can handle stronger opponents at the next level, but with his skill set, he could end up being a good role player in the league.
OregonLive Article on Boucher’s Knee Injury
11/17/16 Oregon vs. Valparaiso
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