Updated on 12/28/21. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Ohio State
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Good low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from the mid-range
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Very good shot blocker
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Not an elite ball handler
Can be foul prone
E.J. Liddell is a strong, mobile forward that had a solid sophomore season at Ohio State. He averaged 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 29 games this year, and he helped lead his team to get many wins in addition. He played very well in his team’s first loss to Oral Roberts in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. So far, he is having a very good junior season, and he currently projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2022 draft.
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/13/21 Ohio State vs. Michigan game via DN Highlights
NBA G-League’s 2021 G-League Elite Camp Player Measurements
ESPN’s Article on Liddell Withdrawing from the Draft
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