Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 24
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Has stretch big potential
Solid defender that can rack up steals
Very good shot blocker
Very good athlete
Good size to play multiple positions
Reluctant to take jumpers
Needs to improve his face-up game
Not an elite ball handler, is turnover prone
Can play too wildly on offense
Can tend to have lapses defensively, is foul prone
Paul Reed is a very athletic big man that had a fairly solid sophomore season last year at DePaul. He can get scores in the paint and also grab rebounds, and he is also a solid defender that can block many shots to help his team protect the paint.
On the downside, he will need to show that he can make jumpers on a consistent basis and improve his playmaking skills. Right now, Reed projects to go in the late first to the second round range for the 2020 draft.
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