De’Andre Hunter

Height: 6-7

Weight: 225

College: Virginia

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 12/1/1997

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) 

Pros:

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Decent low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker

Adequate rebounder

Very good defensive player

Good athlete

Good motor

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN Ranks Hunter in the First Round of Their Mock Draft

Virginia’s KenPom Page

CBS Sports’ Article on Hunter’s Wrist Injury