Updated on 7/7/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent low post scorer
Solid mid-range shooter
Adequate playmaker for his size
Adequate shot blocker
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite shot blocker
Can be foul prone
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Cody Riley is an athletic, high-motor big man that played very well in his team’s Final Four overtime loss to Gonzaga, as he scored 14 points, and had 10 rebounds and 5 assists in that game. He is an energetic player that can knock down mid-range jumpers, and he also is a fairly solid interior defender. He will need to be more assertive on offense and continue to expand his shooting range, but he currently projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2022 draft.
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