Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
College: Texas State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Above average athlete
Struggles to get all the way to the basket
Can gamble too much defensively
Not an elite athlete
Has limited experience against top competition
Nijal Pearson is a skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. He is a smooth athlete that excels at knocking down long-range shots, and he was able to make 4 threes as he scored 20 points in his team’s loss to Baylor early in this season. He’s not overwhelmingly athletic, but he is agile and can find ways to get his shot off, and he could project to be a shooting specialist in the NBA.
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