Sterling Manley

Updated on 6/13/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-1
Weight: 256
College: North Carolina
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Birthdate: 12/18/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Solid shot blocker
Solid athlete

Cons:
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be foul prone
Didn’t see much playing time in college basketball
Missed an entire season due to a knee injury

Summary:
Sterling Manley is an athletic, high-motor big man that had a strong showing at the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine.  He may still be a long shot to be drafted, but he could project into a defensive specialist role in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
North Carolina Bio
Basketball News’ Article on 2021 TBPC Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
6/4/21 Day 2 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine
6/5/21 Day 3 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine
6/5/21 The 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine Championship Game

Other Articles:
Picks for the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine All-Tournament Teams

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