Julian Strawther

Updated on 11/17/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 210
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 4/18/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder
Adequate defender
Above average athlete

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can display spotty shot selection
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Julian Strawther is an athletic, skilled scorer that can make shots in a variety of ways.  He has solid strength that allows him to get numerous scores off the dribble and in the post, and he excels at finishing plays in the paint to score the basketball.  He will need to improve his passing ability and jump shot, but his ability to make shots and put up points in a hurry could enable him to be a second round pick in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Rivals’ Page
Burlison on Basketball’s Article on Strawther Scoring 44 Points in Loss to Rancho Christian

Games Scouted:
12/14/19 Liberty HS vs. Rancho Christian
11/26/20 Gonzaga vs. Kansas
11/23/21 Gonzaga vs. UCLA
11/26/21 Gonzaga vs. Duke
12/4/21 Gonzaga vs. Alabama
3/24/22 Gonzaga vs. Arkansas
11/16/22 Gonzaga vs. Texas

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