2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jerami Grant



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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jerami Grant


Position: Small Forward

Size: 6-8, 210

School: Syracuse, Sophomore


Strengths:
  • Athleticism
  • Explosive at the rim
  • Aggressive straight line driver
  • Quick first step
  • Sweet spin move off the bounce
  • Finishing around the rim
  • Active defender
  • Length helps him defensively and on the glass
  • Offensive rebounder
  • Mid-range jumper particularly from the baseline




  • Weaknesses:
  • Three-point shooting
  • Free throw shooting
  • Breaking down defenders in iso situations
  • Ball handling
  • Strength


  • Summary: The son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, Jerami possesses plenty of the attributes that NBA scouts look for from a small forward prospect. His athleticism, explosiveness at the rim, and length provide the raw ability to be considered as a late-lottery prospect, but his inconsistency as an outside shooter is enough to likely drop him to a mid-late first-round prospect.

    Player Comparison: Al-Farouq Aminu. A slender, lengthy, athletic forward; Aminu has struggled to maximize his potential in the NBA since he struggles shooting the rock from deep and creating for himself off the bounce. Grant faces similar obstacles as he transitions to the next level.







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