E.J. Liddell

Updated on 12/28/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 243
College: Ohio State
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 12/18/2000

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:
Good low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from the mid-range
Solid playmaker
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Good rebounder
Solid defender
Very good shot blocker
Solid athlete

Cons:
Streaky shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Not an elite ball handler
Can be foul prone

Summary:
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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
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

Games Scouted:
11/30/21 Ohio State vs. Duke
12/11/21 Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

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