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: 2
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Rock solid rebounder
Adept at collecting steals and blocks
Smart player that has a very good feel for the game
Great size to play either backcourt position
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Can be a streaky shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Almost exclusively looks to pass while driving
May look to make the home run pass too often
Can be too passive on offense
His effort on defense can lag at times
Can have lapses defensively
Can show poor body language
May need to add strength
Lonzo Ball is a talented, highly skilled combo guard that has a solid all-around game. He can make shots from anywhere on the floor, as he can knock down many threes from beyond the arc, as well as throw down thunderous dunks on the break.
Plus, he is a cerebral playmaker that has outstanding court vision, as he has unbelievable court sense that allows him to make plays very few can make. Also, he is a solid defender that has the ability to lock down his man out on the perimeter.
NBA teams will be looking hard at him to determine if he can be a consistent performer on a nightly basis, and to see if he has what it takes to be great. Undoubtedly, he has All-Star level talent, as he has the skills to be a high lottery pick in 2017.
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