Mojave King

Updated on 10/6/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 194
Country: New Zealand
Professional Team: G-League Ignite
Classification: International ‘02
Birthdate: 6/11/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Solid defender
Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Struggles to score in traffic
Can gamble too much defensively
May be a bit undersized to play out on the wing

Summary:

Mojave King is an athletic, skilled swingman that can make shots in a variety of ways.  He is a talented shooter that excels at knocking down shots off the catch and can also run off screens, and he also is an unselfish player that can set up scores for his teammates.  He will need to improve his defense, and he may need to show that he can effectively run the point at higher levels. 

He didn’t play much in the NBL during the 2020-21 season in Australia, and he struggled to shoot or play well in limited playing time. After struggling to get consistent playing time in the NBL, King put up solid numbers last year in the New Zealand NBL. Recently, King decided to sign with the G-League Ignite to play in the NBA G-League. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Bio
2019 NBA Global Academy Statistics
2019 U18 Statistics

Games Scouted:
7/12/19 NBA Global Academy vs. The Skill Factory
1/30/22 Adelaide vs. Melbourne
10/4/22 G-League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92
10/6/22 G-League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92

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