Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good low post scorer
Has very good hands
Fairly good defender
Solid shot blocker
Better athlete than advertised
Has very good strength
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can be quite foul prone
Relative late bloomer
A bit undersized to play inside
Has had conditioning issues in the past
Elijah Thomas is a strong, mobile big man that could project to be an energetic rim protector at the next level. He can finish plays around the basket, and he also can score out of the post.
He is also quite adept at getting rebounds and blocks, and he was the defensive anchor for a solid Clemson team last year. He will still need to improve his jump shot and decision making on offense, but a strong senior season could potentially enable him to end up being a second round pick in 2019.
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