Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Classification: Redshirt Sophomore
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 31
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 17 by the Milwaukee Bucks
Active finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Fairly good playmaker
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Good defensive player that can guard multiple positions
Very good shot blocker
Rock solid motor
Has good size to play inside
Struggles to create his own shot in the half court
Rarely looks to post up
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Struggles to match up against stronger players
Can occasionally have lapses defensively
Must add strength
Injury prone, has had ankle and knee injuries
Relative late bloomer
Did not play much in his first two years of college basketball
D.J. Wilson is a very athletic big man that could project into being a shot blocking, defensive specialist in the NBA. He is a highly energetic player that can grab plenty of rebounds and blocks, as he has the physical tools to end up being an elite rim protector at the next level.
He can get the bulk of his scores on hustle plays, such as off cuts, put backs, and in transition, and he is a decent passer for a player his size. Also, Wilson has shown a surprisingly good outside shot lately, as his ability to make threes can really stretch the defenses. However, it is yet to be seen as to how well he can create his own offense, or if he can be a consistent shooter from the floor.
Wilson is a relative late bloomer, as he did not see much playing time prior to this year, but he is starting to show the full range of his potential. Most likely, he could end up being drafted in the late first to second round range, as he could end up being a very good find for an NBA team in the association.
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