Nick Richards

Height: 6-11

Weight: 235

College: Kentucky

Classification: Junior

Birthdate: 11/29/1997

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Adequate low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Gifted rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Very good shot blocker

Solid athlete

Very good size to play inside

Cons:

Must improve his face-up game

Must expand upon his low post moves

Can play too wildly on offense

Can be too passive on offense

Needs to improve his playmaking skills

Can be undisciplined defensively, which can lead to fouls

Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:

Nick Richards is an athletic big man that can rebound and block shots, but he will need to be a more consistent scorer on offense, and he will need to keep his motor running on high at all times.  Right now, he may project to be a potential second round pick in 2020.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Courier Journal’s Article on Richards Returning