Freddie Gillespie

Updated as of 6/26/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 240
College: Baylor
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 6/14/1997

2020 Top 100 Prospects Rank: 95
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Adequate mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on the move
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Good shot blocker
Solid athlete
Rock solid motor
Has very good intangibles

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
May struggle to guard quicker players in space
Undersized to play inside
Late bloomer

Summary:

Freddie Gillespie is an athletic, energetic big man that can finish plays around the basket, and he also can rebound and block shots.  He is undersized to play inside, so he will likely need to improve his jump shot and perimeter skills, but he had a solid senior season, and he could end up being a potential second round pick in the 2020 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

Star Tribune’s Article on Gillespie

Wikipedia Page

Games Scouted:

1/29/20 Baylor vs. Iowa State
3/2/20 Baylor vs. Texas Tech

Side note:

Birthdate is unknown, but a link suggests that his birthday is June 14th, and based on his likely age as he was a true freshman for Carleton during the 2015-16 season, the hypothesis is that his likely birthdate may be June 14th, 1997.

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