Matthew Mayer

Updated on 6/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 225
College: Illinois
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/23/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Adequate rebounder
Decent defender that can get steals and blocks
Adept at drawing charges
Solid athlete
Very good motor

Cons:
Streaky shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite rebounder
Can be undisciplined defensively
Did not play enough in his first three seasons

Summary:
Matthew Mayer is an athletic, energetic forward that can shoot and score the basketball.  He can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  While he does not get enough playing time in games, he can certainly provide a boost for his team off the bench.  Mayer recently withdrew from the NBA draft, and announced his intentions to transfer away from Baylor. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Page
The Rookie Wire’s Article on Mayer Withdrawing From the 2022 Draft, Plans to Transfer

Games Scouted:
1/30/21 Baylor vs. Auburn
3/12/21 Baylor vs. Oklahoma State
3/27/21 Baylor vs. Villanova
3/29/21 Baylor vs. Arkansas
4/3/21 Baylor vs. Houston
12/12/21 Baylor vs. Villanova
1/29/22 Baylor vs. Alabama

If you use any portion of this material, please credit NBA Scouting Live.

error: Content is protected !!