Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
Country: USA (Cincinnati, OH)
Professional Team: N/A
Classification: Non-College U.S. Prospect
2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 34
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 23 by the Utah Jazz (rights traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder via Memphis Grizzlies)
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate defensive player that can block shots
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
May have a slow release
Can be a bit turnover prone
Can have lapses defensively
Does not collect many steals
Can be foul prone
Needs to add strength
Darius Bazley is an athletic, combo forward that may have a variety of skills on both ends of the floor. Currently, he projects to be a high-energy defensive specialist that could be an excellent rebounder.
He will need to continue to develop his skill set on offense. Recently, he has decided to not play in the G-League to focus on training for the 2019 NBA Draft, and he has missed a full season of basketball, but his talent and upside could perhaps allow him to be a first round pick on draft day.
The Athletic Reporting Bazley Will Not Play in the G-League
1/23/18 Princeton High vs. Lakota East
3/28/18 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game
5/16/19 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Game
5/17/19 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Game
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