Darius Bazley

Height: 6-9
Weight: 196
Country: USA (Cincinnati, OH)
Professional Team: N/A
Classification: Non-College U.S. Prospect
Birthdate: 6/12/2000

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)

Pros:

Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter
Adequate low post scorer
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder
Adequate defensive player that can block shots
Good athlete
Solid motor

 
Cons:

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

 
Summary:

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.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite.com Profile

D1 Circuit Profile

The Athletic Reporting Bazley Will Not Play in the G-League