Chris Silva

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 223
College: South Carolina
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 9/19/1996

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Has stretch big potential
Tremendous free throw generator
Good free throw shooter
Very good rebounder
Good defensive player
Gifted shot blocker
Solid athlete
Terrific motor


Needs to improve his face up game
Needs to improve his low post game
Needs to improve his ball handling, can be turnover prone
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be quite foul prone
May be a bit undersized to play inside


Chris Silva has flown under the radar as he has not received much draft buzz, but he had a strong NCAA tournament in 2017, and certainly his 17-point, 10-rebound, 2 blocks performance in a win over Duke was quite impressive.  This year, he had a solid senior season, and he is a rim protector that could be a potential second round pick in 2019.


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RealGM Profile

ESPN Player Profile

The Post and Courier’s Article on Silva Returning to School

Games Scouted:

4/1/17 South Carolina vs. Gonzaga

1/18/19 South Carolina vs. Mississippi State

4/18/19 PP vs. MDAS on Day 2 of the 2019 PIT

4/19/19 PP vs. PSC on Day 3 of the 2019 PIT

4/20/19 PP vs. Sales Systems on Day 4 in the 2019 PIT

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