Dereck Lively

Updated on 7/21/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 210
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 2/12/2004

Projected Draft Range: Lottery


Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Decent rebounder
Adequate defender
Very good shot blocker
Solid athlete
Good hands


Needs to improve his face-up game
Not an elite ball handler
May be fairly raw offensively
Not an elite rebounder
Can struggle to defend out on the perimeter


Dereck Lively is an athletic, energetic center that can help shore up a team’s interior due to his strong inside scoring and interior defensive skills.  On the other hand, he will need to improve his perimeter skills and rebounding.  He is a talented player that could be a lottery pick in the 2023 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
3/29/22 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game
4/8/22 2022 Nike Hoops Summit
4/15/22 2022 Jordan Brand Classic

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