Updated as of 7/31/2021. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 78
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good defender
Very good shot blocker
Needs to improve his shooting
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can be unfocused defensively
Relative late bloomer
Yves Pons is an athletic, energetic swingman that could project to be a 3 and D type of player in the NBA. Though he is a fairly low volume player on offense, Pons is an efficient scorer that can make mid-range shots and finish plays above the rim, and he also is a good shot blocker on the defensive end. He will need to be a more consistent shooter from long-range and also improve his playmaking skills, but Pons is an athletic, high-motor player that is currently a borderline second round candidate for the 2021 draft.
ESPN Draft Profile
247Sports’ Article on Pons Declaring to Enter the 2020 Draft
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