2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Cameron Bairstow



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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Cameron Bairstow


Position: Power Forward

Size: 6-9, 250

School: New Mexico, Senior


Strengths:
  • Physicality
  • Plays with terrific energy
  • Rebounding
  • Strong straight line driver
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Solid post-up game
  • Footwork
  • Working for position on the block
  • Turn around jumper in the post




  • Weaknesses:
  • Lacks ideal NBA athleticism
  • More of an under-the-rim player than explosive riser
  • Will struggle guarding quicker NBA power forwards
  • Tends to play a little too quick in lowering his head/shoulder to make a move to the hoop


  • Summary: A breakout senior season has garnered some attention for the Australian. His physicality, energetic play, and ability to knock down mid-range jumpers should earn him some second-round looks since teams are always looking for a hustle-type guy like Bairstow could be at the next level.

    Player Comparison: Nick Collison. Collison has been a solid role player since arriving in the NBA thanks to his energy and physicality. I am in no way saying Bairstow will make as big an impact as Collison or have the longevity that the former Jayhawk has seen in the NBA. However, Bairstow could build his niche just like Collison and would be a wise blueprint for him to try and follow.







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