Harold Yu

Updated on 6/26/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 7-3
Weight: 300
Country: China
Professional Team: Zhejiang Golden Bulls
Classification: International ‘
Birthdate: 3/18/2003

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Sets solid screens for his teammates on offense
Good rebounder
Solid shot blocker

Cons:

Must extend his shooting range
Must improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his defense
Struggles to guard quicker players
Below average athlete
Needs to improve his hands
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Needs to improve his conditioning

Summary:

Harold Yu is a very tall center that played high school ball at Sierra Canyon before playing in China this past season.  He put up solid numbers in China’s top professional league, the CBA, and his inside scoring and rebounding skills have helped him emerge this year.

On the other hand, he’s not very mobile or fast, and he’s a classic, back-to-the-basket center whose limitations may make it difficult for him to make the transition to the modern NBA game.  He doesn’t have great foot speed or mobility, and he often struggles to get up and down the court or to make quick rotations defensively.  He has trouble guarding shooters or perimeter players on pick and roll plays, which can put his team at a significant disadvantage defensively.  Currently, he is a long shot to be drafted, and most likely, he will continue to have a solid playing career in international basketball.

Links:
RealGM Profile
Asiabasket Profile
Yardbarker’s Article on Yu
247Sports’ Profile
DraftExpress’ Tweet on Harold Yu’s CAA Pro Day Workout

Games Scouted:
11/11/21 Zhejiang Golden Bulls vs. Shanghai Sharks

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