Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 5
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 4 by the Los Angeles Lakers (rights traded to the Atlanta Hawks via New Orleans Pelicans)
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good defensive player
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be reluctant to shoot threes
Can be too passive on offense
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
De’Andre Hunter is an athletic, skilled swingman that has swiftly moved up draft boards recently. He projects to be a 3 and D type of player in the NBA, as he may be able to excel on both ends of the floor.
On the other hand, he has played for one of the slowest paced teams in college basketball, as he may have a tough time getting acclimated with the NBA tempo at the next level. He had a very good sophomore season which was capped off by his tremendous showing in the National Championship game, and he could end up being a likely lottery pick in 2019.
ESPN Ranks Hunter in the First Round of Their Mock Draft
CBS Sports’ Article on Hunter’s Wrist Injury
2/10/18 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech
1/15/19 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech
2/11/19 Virginia vs. North Carolina
4/8/19 Virginia vs. Texas Tech
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