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2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Zach LaVine

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( Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Zach LaVine
UCLA – Freshman (Born 1995)
Shooting Guard
6’6″ 181 lbs

 

College Accolades:

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2014)

 

The Good:

– athletic freak
– crazy jumping ability
– solid three-point shooter
– can hit shots with his feet set or moving (screens, pick & rolls, etc.)
– decent playmaker
– good in the open court/fast break
– could still be growing – grew almost 3 inches in past two years
– still very young – just turned 19
– big upside

 

The Bad:

- very thin – needs to get physically stronger
– very inexperienced – only one year in college, not a huge amount of minutes
– could be a tweener – stuck between point & shooting guard
– not much of a scorer at this point
– doesn’t draw fouls
– poor rebounder
– foul prone
– ended his freshman year in college in a slump
– not much of a defender
– not ready to contribute any time soon

 

The Video Proof:


NBA Comparison: 

Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley 

 

The Skinny:

Boom or bust.  Could be a scary player to pick in the lottery, but could also pay off big time down the road.

 

For more NBA draft player profiles, visit our 2014 NBA Draft Consensus Mock Draft

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