Nate Darling

Updated as of 11/21/2020. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
College: Delaware
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/30/1998

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 98
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Good shooter, especially from deep
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent playmaker
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his rebounding
Struggles to defend quicker players
Only an average athlete
Limited experience against top competition

Summary:

Nate Darling is a smart, skilled swingman that can really shoot and score the basketball. He is a sharpshooter that can knock down shots from all over the floor, and he has a lot of range on his shot, as he is in’t afraid to let it fly. The Canadian-born guard also can score off of drives and cuts to the hoop. On the other had, he only possesses average physical tools, and he will need to improve his defense. Right now, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2020 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
Washington Post’s Article on Darling, Was High School Teammates With Markell Fultz at DeMatha
YouTube’s Highlights of the 12-14-19 Delaware vs. Villanova Game via Matthew Loves Ball
YouTube’s Highlights of the 2-20-20 Delaware vs. Northeastern Game via CAA Sports

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