D.J. Funderburk

Updated on 6/13/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
College: NC State
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 4/12/1997

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Handles the ball well for a player his size
Adequate rebounder
Adequate defender
Solid athlete

Cons:
Inconsistent shooter
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite shot blocker

Summary:
D.J. Funderburk is an athletic, high-motor big man that may project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He had a good showing at the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine recently.  He may still be a long shot to be drafted, but his much improved jump shot combined with his athleticism and motor could allow him to compete for a roster in the NBA next season.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Basketball News’ Article on the 2021 TBPC All-Tournament Team
Basketball News’ Article on the 2021 TBPC Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
2/25/20 NC State vs. North Carolina
6/4/21 Day 2 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine
6/5/21 Day 3 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine

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