E.J. Liddell

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

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

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 20
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 41 by the New Orleans Pelicans

Pros:
Good low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent 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 tremendous junior season this year for Ohio State. He is a smart, versatile player that makes sound plays on both ends of the floor, and he helped lead his team to get many wins.  He was one of the most productive players in college basketball this season, and he currently projects to go in the mid to late first 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
2/19/22 Ohio State vs. Iowa
3/18/22 Ohio State vs. Loyola-Chicago

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