Rui Zhao

Height: 6-4

Weight: 200

Country: China

Professional Team: Guangdong Southern

Classification: International ‘96

Birthdate: 1/14/1996

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 
Pros:

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Good free throw shooter

Adequate playmaker

Fairly adept at collecting steals

Cons:

Can struggle to score in traffic

Can play too wildly on offense

Can be undisciplined defensively

Can be foul prone

Not an elite athlete

Summary:

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.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Eurobasket Profile

Games Scouted:

3/31/18 Guangdong Southern vs. Liaoning