E.J. Montgomery

Updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

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
Adequate mid-range shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Decent rebounder
Good shot blocker
Solid athlete
Has a long wingspan

 
Cons:

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

 
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 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.​

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:

11/6/18 Kentucky vs. Duke

11/5/19 Kentucky vs. Michigan State

1/21/20 Kentucky vs. Georgia

2/18/20 Kentucky vs. LSU

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