Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 9
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Great shooter, especially from deep
Good low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Solid free throw shooter
Good defensive player
Smart player that has a very good feel for the game
Rock solid motor
Terrific size to play any of the frontcourt positions
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be a streaky shooter
Can be too passive on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Does not always commit himself to the boards
May struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite shot blocker
Not a top-flight athlete
May need to get stronger
Lauri Markkanen is a skilled big man that possesses sound inside-outside scoring skills for his team. He may potentially be the most skilled big man in the entire draft, as he could perhaps end up being the best shooter in all of college basketball.
He possesses a great blend of size, array of skills, and smarts, so there is no doubt that his terrific offensive skills and high skill level could make him a great fit for today’s modern
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