2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Doug McDermott



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: Doug McDermott


Position: Small Forward

Size: 6-8, 225

School: Creighton, Senior


Strengths:
  • Terrific all-around scorer
  • Three-point shooter
  • Catch-and-shoot ability
  • Moves well off the ball
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Inside/outside ability
  • Diverse low post scorer
  • Unselfish/rarely forces the issue
  • Outstanding fundamentals
  • Constantly plays with great energy
  • Solid rebounder
  • Basketball IQ




  • Weaknesses:
  • Athleticism
  • Explosiveness at the rim
  • Will struggle defending most small forwards in the NBA due to a lack of quickness


  • Summary: McDermott has been one of the best 4-year college players in recent memory. When all is said and done, he will be a three-time First-Team All-American. McDermott can score the basketball from anywhere on the floor, but lacks the ideal NBA athleticism. Regardless, he should be a solid role player at the next level and figures to be a late lottery to mid-first-round pick and someone who should be contribute right away.

    Player Comparison: Wally Szczerbiak. Szczerbiak was a solid complementary player during his NBA career, and that seems to be the ceiling for McDermott. Like Szczerbiak, the Creighton star is a deadly outside shooter, but leaves a lot to be desired in terms of his athleticism.







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    2014 NBA Mock Draft


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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
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