Mikal Bridges

Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
College: Villanova
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/30/1996

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 9

Projected Draft Range: Lottery​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 10 by the Philadelphia 76ers (rights traded to the Phoenix Suns)

Pros:

Good shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Can post up smaller players

Very good free throw shooter

Fairly good playmaker

Fairly good rebounder

Fairly good defensive player that can get steals and blocks

Great athlete

Smart player that has very good intangibles​

Cons:

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

Can be foul prone

Can be too inconsistent in games​

Summary:

Mikal Bridges is a very athletic swingman that could excel as a two-way player in the NBA.  He is a highly energetic player that he played a pivotal role in Villanova’s championship run when he was a freshman.​

This year, he has received a greater role, especially on offense.  Bridges may have considerable deal of potential, as he has turned in some big games this year, and he also is a solid defensive player.​

However, he will need to be a more consistent shooter, and he will have to continue to improve offensively as well as his assertiveness.  Even so, he may have the skills to develop into a solid role player in the NBA.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Villanova Bio

Games Scouted:

12/31/16 Villanova vs. Creighton

12/13/17 Villanova vs. Temple

1/10/18 Villanova vs. Xavier

2/1/18 Villanova vs. Creighton

3/23/18 Villanova vs. West Virginia

4/2/18 Villanova vs. Michigan

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