Rui Hachimura

Height: 6-8
Weight: 234
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 2/8/1998

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 20
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
​2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 9 by the Washington Wizards

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate rebounder
Solid athlete
Has large hands
Rock solid motor

 
Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Reluctant to take jumpers
Can struggle to score in traffic
Needs to improve his passing ability
Not an elite ball handler
Can tend to have lapses defensively
Did not play enough in his first two seasons

 
Summary:

Rui Hachimura is an athletic, skilled combo forward that could be a candidate to have a breakout junior season.  He is a player that can score the basketball, and he also has the ability to be a facilitator when he looks to get the ball to his teammates.

Currently, Hachimura is a talented scorer that can knock down shots, and he recently played well to lead his team to a surprising victory over Duke.  On the other hand, he may need to extend his shooting range and improve his playmaking skills on offense. Right now, he may project to be a mid to late first round pick in the upcoming draft.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN Player Profile 

The Big Lead’s Article on Hachimura Dominating a FIBA Tournament

Spokesman’s Article on Hachimura Returning