Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 13
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 11 by the Charlotte Hornets (rights traded to the Los Angeles Clippers)
Excels at scoring on the move
Good scorer off the dribble
Very good free throw shooter
Fairly good playmaker
Adequate defensive player that can rack up steals
Good size to play either backcourt position
Has very good intangibles
Reluctant to shoot threes
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to tweak his shooting mechanics
Has a slow release
May struggle to consistently create his own shot
Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can play undisciplined position defense
Must get stronger
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is an athletic, skilled combo guard that may have a variety of skills that could prove to be useful at the next level. He excels at attacking the basket to garner scores, and he also is a good playmaker and defender.
However, he will likely need to improve his jump shot, and sometimes he also can be turnover prone on offense. But if he has a solid year this season, Gilgeous-Alexander could end up being a potential first round pick in the future.
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