PAUL REED

BIRTHDATE: 6/14/99

POSITION: Power Forward

HEIGHT: 6'9"

WEIGHT: 220 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: DePaul

CLASS: Junior

STRENGTHS

  • Athleticism

  • Long, agile and mobile

  • Efficient scorer (56% FG in 2018-19)

  • Rebounding especially on offensive end (2.7 orpg)

  • Active Motor

  • Pick & roll scorer

  • Good cutter (61% as a cutter)

  • Runs the floor in transition

  • Can face up and put the ball on the floor

  • Potential as a shooter

  • Vertical lob threat

  • Versatile defender averaged 1.5 bpg and 1.1 spg

  • Grab & Go potential

  • Decent feel as a passer

  • Draws fouls

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • Still raw

  • Decision making can be shaky at times

  • Tendency to play out of control

  • Turnover prone

  • Must bulk up and get stronger

  • Needs to become more consistent as a shooter

SUMMARY

Paul Reed is one of my favorite prospects in the 2020 draft. He's currently projected as a 2nd round pick but I'd draft him in the first round If Iwere in charge of an NBA team. I see Reed as a complimentary player that can help a team with his energy, rebounding, defense and potential as a shooter.

 

Although its a small sample size (15-37 from 3) I'm high on Reed's potential as a shooter and defender.

Rafael Barlowe - November 22, 2019