Updated as of 6/13/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
College: Saint Louis
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent low post scorer
Solid shot blocker
Rock solid motor
Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his shooting range
Abysmal free throw shooter
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
Can have lapses defensively
Can be foul prone
Undersized to play inside
Hasahn French is a tough, physical combo forward that could project to be a defensive specialist in professional basketball. He is a very good rebounder, and he can block shots to help his team protect the paint. He also has a solid set of moves that he can use to score in the post.
On the downside, he’ll need to improve his skills on the offensive end. French is not a very good shooter and he also does not take any threes in games. He’s also a very bad free throw shooter, as he’s never made 40% of his free throws in any college basketball season, so there’s not much hope that he can develop any sort of reliable jump shot outside of the paint area. On the plus side, he is an athletic, energetic player that can score down low, and he has shown improved playmaking skills recently.
French is an undersized big man that struggles to score on jump shots from outside of the paint area, and his lack of an outside shot or shooting range could prove to be a hindrance to him at higher levels. He may be a long shot to be drafted in 2021, but his motor and willingness to bang inside could allow him to carve out a lengthy career in professional basketball.
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