E.J. Montgomery

Height: 6-10

Weight: 225

College: Kentucky

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 9/12/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Active finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays

Good rebounder

Good shot blocker

Solid athlete

Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game

May have shot selection issues

Needs to improve his playmaking skills

May be fairly raw offensively

Tends to be quite undisciplined defensively

Questionable feel for the game

Summary:

E.J. Montgomery is an athletic big man that played for Kentucky this season.  He played for former NBA head coach John Calipari, and NBA scouts and teams may be enamored with his size, athleticism, and perceived upside.​

However, he has struggled to get consistent playing time this year, and he also may be raw offensively.  He has struggled to make shots efficiently, and while he can rebound and block shots, Montgomery has tended to be quite foul prone on defense.  He will have to improve his offensive skills and overall feel for the game, but if he can, in a favorable scenario, he could perhaps end up being a similar player to former Dallas Mavericks’ center, Ian Mahinmi in the NBA.​

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