Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
Professional Team: Zhejiang Guangsha
Classification: International ’97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate low post scorer
Decent mid-range shooter
Good free throw shooter for a big man
Fairly good rebounder
Good size to play inside
Can struggle to finish plays in traffic
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Not an elite shot blocker
Struggles to guard opponents out on the perimeter
Not an elite athlete
Jinqiu Hu is a mobile, skilled big man that has been one of China’s more productive, up and comers as he put forth a fairly solid season last year in his home country’s top league.
In addition, he has consistently played well in tournaments due to his ability to score and rebound the basketball. However, Hu lacks ideal physical tools, and there may be some concerns about his defense and ability to make plays against upper echelon athletes. Most likely, he may be a potential second round candidate in 2019, as his skill set could make him an intriguing draft and stash option for NBA teams in the future.
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