CAM REDDISH

2019 NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT (CAM REDDISH)

CAM REDDISH

2019 NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

CAM REDDISH

CAM REDDISH 2019 NBA Draft Scouting Report

COLLEGE: DUKE

HEIGHT: 6’7″

WEIGHT: 210 POUNDS

POSITION: SMALL FORWARD/SHOOTING GUARD

CLASS: FRESHMAN

PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION:    TOP 5 PICK

 

SCOUTING REPORT

 

STRENGTHS

  • At 6’7 with a 7’1 wingspan, possesses ideal combination of size, length, and fluidity for a wing player in today’s NBA
  • Versatile player who can handle, attack, and spot up as a shooter, enabling him to legitimately play four positions on the floor
  • Can handle the ball on the fast break, and stop, pull up, and launch a shot in the blink of an eye.
  • Very comfortable as a shooter, with a loose wrist and mechanically sound shot
  • Athleticism and length makes him a potential defensive presence who can switch across multiple positions

 

WEAKNESSES

  • Not a true “freak” athlete. Has plenty of athleticism, but not at an “off-the-charts” level that you’d want from elite NBA prospects
  • Motor runs hot and cold, looks like he’s not going at 100% more often than you’d like
  • Has shown to be a “black hole” on offense sometimes; once he gets the ball, nobody else will get it back
  • Loves to take threes, but isn’t very efficient at them; hovers around making 30% of them.
  • Needs to pack on some weight (only 210 lbs) to fill out his frame

 

ANALYSIS

Forward Cam Reddish is one of the four members of one of the greatest recruiting classes ever assembled in college basketball. The five-star recruit joined Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, and Tre Jones, to play for venerated head coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University.

With his height (6’7), wingspan (7’1), and overall skill-set, Reddish is essentially an NBA general manager’s dream in today’s increasingly position-less, switch-happy NBA. His combination of handle, attacking mentality, and ability to pull up and knock down shots make him a nightmare to defend. He shows nice footwork when slashing to the basket, has an NBA-ready step back jump-shot, and can create for his teammates.

While the consistency of his jump shot needs refinement, it’s nothing that a couple of summers spent launching a few thousand jump shots in the gym won’t fix. Reddish could also benefit from a coach who’ll get him away from the “hero ball” mentality that sometimes gets the better of him.

Reddish’s biggest questions are above his shoulders and between his ears. While he has all the potential in the world to be an All-Star caliber player in the NBA, there are questions about whether he has — or can develop — the mentality of a franchise player in the NBA. As someone who’s a bit soft spoken in general, and reluctant to impose his will on opponents on the floor, how he handles the pressure of being the lynch pin of a franchise’s rebuilding effort remains to be seen.

Still Reddish is just too talented to be a bust; his skill-set and physical tools make him as safe a player as any in this draft. His upside has him being compared from Joe Johnson to Paul George. The Blue Devils have had quite a run of skilled wing-men in recent years. From Jabari Parker, Justice Winslow, Brandon Ingram and Jayson Tatum to now Reddish and teammate R.J Barrett, Duke’s offensive system makes it the place to go for versatile forwards. 

Cam Reddish is a lock to enter the 2019 NBA Draft. As of now it looks to be a 3 man race to be the number 1 overall pick. Who are the other 2 players? They just happen to be his teammates in Barrett and Zion Williamson. If Reddish plays up to his capabilities in front of the NBA scouts he might just hear his name called first. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF CAM REDDISH

QUESTIONS FOR THE READER:

What type of NBA player do you think Reddish will turn out to be?

Of the 3 Duke stars, who would you take to build a team around?

Is Reddish more talented than former Duke star Jayson Tatum?

Please leave all comments in the section below for future discussion. 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “2019 NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT (CAM REDDISH)”

  1. Vicki says:

    I love this post and I hope Reddit’s name is called 1st as he is a great player and just needs to build his confidence and pass the ball on more as others players get frustrated when he keeps it too long

    Team player and he needs to work on this and also own the skills he has and work on those weaknesses

    A great post and looking forward to knowing the results

    Cheers

    1. Rob Giannotti says:

      Hi Vicky,

      You really make some great comments and seem to know your basketball, which is great. I agree with what you said about Cam Reddish. He is extremely talented but needs to learn the little nuances of the game more. He receives great coaching at Duke. NBA teams draft mostly on potential, how players will be in 4-5 years. Cam Reddish projects as a top 5 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Great post.

      Thanks,

      Rob

  2. Strahinja says:

    Hello and thank you for this thorough and informative article. Nicely done. I myself am a huge basketball fan and I enjoy watching it and reading news about baskeball. I personally am a Denver Nuggets fan in the NBA and Duke fan in the College league.

    Cam Reddish is clearly talented player. Judging by the clips you showcased here, he will be such a pleasure to watch. I am seeing him as a smaller version of Greek freak.

    I am sure he is going to get drafted 1st pick.

    I appreciate your website.

    Strahinja

    1. Rob Giannotti says:

      Hi,

      Cam Reddish is an excellent NBA Draft prospect. He has the size and skills that general managers love in a player. His upside is very high. All 3 Duke freshman are projected as top 5 picks. It will be interesting to see how Reddish plays the rest of the year.

      Thanks,

      Rob

  3. kendyl provost says:

    Who’s your top 3?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Kendyl,

      My top 3 for the 2019 NBA Draft as of now would be (in no particular order) the 3 Duke freshman. R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, and Cam Reddish. My 4th player right now would be Nasir Little from North Carolina. It is still early in the season and a lot can change from now until the June Draft. However, I believe the 3 Duke players are the top 3 prospects as of right now.

      Thank you,

      Rob

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