Updated on 1/16/24. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can display spotty shot selection
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Needs to improve his rebounding
Riley Kugel is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. He’ll need to improve his court vision and playmaking skills, and he’ll need to show that he can guard upper-echelon opponents on a consistent basis. Still, his solid blend of athleticism and shot making ability could make him an option for NBA teams to consider in the second round range of the 2024 draft.
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