Yves Pons

Updated as of 1/6/2021. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
College: Tennessee
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 5/7/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent rebounder
Solid defender
Very good shot blocker
Good athlete
Good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
May struggle to consistently create his own shot
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be unfocused defensively
Relative late bloomer

Summary:

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 ability, but Pons is a talented player that projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
247Sports’ Article on Pons Declaring to Enter the 2020 Draft

Games Scouted:

11/16/19 Tennessee vs. Washington
2/4/20 Tennessee vs. Alabama
1/6/21 Tennessee vs. Arkansas

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