Gaige Prim

Updated on 4/18/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 235
College: Missouri State
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 4/8/1999

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder
Decent shot blocker
Decent defender
Above average athlete

Cons:

Needs to extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
May struggle to guard quicker players
Classic tweener, may be in between forward positions
Not an elite athlete
Limited experience against top competition

Summary:

Gaige Prim is a strong, mobile undersized big man that played at Missouri State this past season.  He recently played at the 2022 Portsmouth Invitational.    Skill wise, he will need to add much more shooting range and ball-handling skills to his game on offense, and he will need to show that he can consistently guard opponents out on the perimeter as well as in the post.  He had a good showing on the final day of this event, but his skill set may not translate very well to the NBA. Still, he had a strong tournament overall, and he could carve out a lengthy playing career in professional basketball.

Links:
RealGM Profile
Portsmouth Invitational’s 2022 Rosters Page

Games Scouted:
4/14/22 Day 3 of the 2022 PIT
4/16/22 Day 4 of the 2022 PIT

Other Articles:
4/18/22 Picks for the 2022 All-Portsmouth Teams

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