Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Professional Team: Guangdong Southern
Classification: International ‘96
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Good free throw shooter
Fairly adept at collecting steals
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be foul prone
Not an elite athlete
Rui Zhao is a skilled combo guard that can shoot and pass the basketball. He had a good season in the CBA, as he helped Guangdong get to the postseason this year.
Though he may only possess fairly average athletic gifts, Zhao is a talented player that has a high basketball IQ, and he could potentially end up being a potential second round pick in 2018.
3/31/18 Guangdong Southern vs. Liaoning
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