Updated as of 9/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 53
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good playmaker
Good shot blocker for his size
Prone to hosting up questionable shots
Needs to improve his rebounding
Plays in a zone heavy defensive scheme
Can tend to have lapses defensively
Elijah Hughes is an athletic, skilled swingman that has a variety of skills that could prove to be useful at the next level. He is a versatile scorer that can do so in numerous ways, and he is also a solid facilitator. Hughes had a very good junior season. He’ll need to make more long-range shots consistently and show that he can play in a man-to-man defensive scheme, but he may be an underrated prospect that could end up being a solid role player in the NBA.
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