Justin Gorham

Updated on 6/13/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 222
College: Houston
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 8/6/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Very good rebounder
Solid defender
Solid athlete
Good motor

Cons:
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite ball handler
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:
Justin Gorham is a strong, physical combo forward that rebounds and defends well, and he was a pivotal player in helping to lead Houston to the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.  He will need to show that he can knock down outside shots and ably create his own shot at higher levels, but if he makes it to the NBA, he could project to be a defensive specialist at that level.  Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
Wikipedia Page
Basketball News’ Article on 2021 TBPC Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
1/3/21 Houston vs. SMU
2/18/21 Houston vs. Wichita State
3/29/21 Houston vs. Oregon State
4/3/21 Houston vs. Baylor
6/4/21 Day 2 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine
6/5/21 Day 3 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine

Other Articles:
Picks for the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine All-Tournament Teams

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