Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Active finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate mid-range shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Good shot blocker
Has a long wingspan
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
May have shot selection issues
Does not draw enough free throws
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Tends to be quite undisciplined defensively
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 defensive potential.
He doesn’t take enough shots on offense, and he will need to expand his skill set on that end of the floor. 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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