Haowen Guo

Created on 6/6/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Country: China
Professional Team: Shanghai Sharks
Classification: International ‘
Birthdate: 1/31/2000

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Tremendous free throw generator
Adequate playmaker
Above average athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Not an elite ball handler
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Haowen Guo is an athletic, energetic swingman that can score and pass the basketball.  He is an aggressive player that will drive hard to the hoop to score and get free throws, and he also can make passes off the dribble to get assists. This year, he’s improved his shooting percentages in China’s top professional league, the CBA, and he’s shown an improved jump shot this past season.

On the other hand, he’s struggled with his jump shot over the years, and while he’s certainly improved his jump shot this season, he can still tend to rush his shots, and he can tend to play too wildly on both ends of the floor.  Currently, he is a long shot to be drafted, and he will need to be a more consistent shooter in games, but his athleticism, playmaking, and versatility could enable him to compete for a roster spot in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Asiabasket Profile
NBA G-League’s Article on the 2021 G-League Elite Camp Rosters

Games Scouted:
6/20/21 Day 1 of the 2021 G-League Elite Camp
11/11/21 Shanghai Sharks vs. Zhejiang Golden Bulls

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