2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Brandon Paul



Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Brandon Paul


Position: Shooting Guard

Size: 6-4, 200

School: Illinois, Senior


Strengths:
  • Pure scorer
  • Slashing ability
  • Creating his own shot
  • 3-point shooting
  • Pull-up jumper
  • Catch-and-shoot ability
  • Athleticism
  • Can play either guard position
  • Rebounds well for his position
  • Has the tools to be a solid defender




  • Weaknesses:
  • Shot selection
  • Streaky outside shooter
  • Too often settles for jumpers rather than driving
  • Turnover prone
  • Defensive effort has been questioned at times


  • Summary: Having a breakout senior campaign, Brandon Paul has emerged as a possible late first-round pick. He can score the ball in a variety of ways and could develop into an offensive threat off some team’s bench. I think Paul is someone who could really see his stock rise in the weeks leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft, and there’s a lot to like about his versatility at the next level.

    Player Comparison: Jordan Crawford.

    Crawford’s strength is scoring the basketball whether it’s from distance or attacking the tin. Paul’s strengths are very similar, but I’d actually give him the nod over Crawford in terms of athleticism. Still, I think both guys are capable of handling the rock and can provide some versatility on the offensive end.





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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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