Elijah Hughes

Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
College: Syracuse
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Birthdate: 3/10/1998

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 51
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2020 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 39 by the New Orleans Pelicans
(Rights traded to the Utah Jazz)


Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good playmaker
Good shot blocker for his size
Solid athlete


Streaky shooter
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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YouTube’s Highlights of the 11/6/19 Syracuse-Virginia Game from ACC Digital Network

Games Scouted:

1/14/19 Syracuse vs. Duke
1/4/20 Syracuse vs. Notre Dame

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