2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: C.J. Fair



Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: C.J. Fair


Position: Small Forward

Size: 6-8, 215

School: Syracuse, Senior


Strengths:
  • Athleticism
  • Straight-line slasher
  • Smooth stroke
  • Deadly mid-range shooter
  • Baseline jumper
  • Catch-and-shoot ability
  • Effectively uses jab steps/pump fakes to create separation
  • Three-point range
  • Free throw shooting
  • Pullup runner in the lane
  • Length helps him defensively
  • Solid rebounder
  • Plays with great poise




  • Weaknesses:
  • Has primarily played zone defense during college career
  • Inconsisent when shooting off the dribble
  • Ball-handling could improve especially in iso situations
  • Needs to become a more reliable three-point shooter


  • Summary: I’m admittedly a little biased when it comes to Fair since I’ve been a huge fan of his since his freshman year. Still, I truly believe he can be a solid reserve at the next level. Fair mainly projects as a second-round prospect, but the lefty could sneak into the late first round for a team needing a versatile small forward to come off the bench and play an immediate role.

    Player Comparison: Ed O’Bannon. A smooth lefty with a nice mid-range game and quality athleticism, there are plenty of similiarities between O’Bannon and Fair. A knee injury hurt O’Bannon’s professional career, but if Fair can do what O’Bannon was unable to and find his niche on the right team, Fair should be a servicebale NBA reserve.





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