NBA Draft Spotlight: Louis King

A strong NCAA Tournament set up Louis King to enter the draft following his freshman year. He can in with high expectations, and did not disappoint.

Position: SF From: Oregon Class/YOB: Freshman
Height: 6’9 Weight: 204 Wingspan: 7’0

Strengths:

  • Great size for a wing player with good length at his position
  • Plus athlete that moves fluidly around the court
  • Blessed with a natural scorer’s mentality and a skill set built to put up points. Handles the ball well to create shots off the bounce. Good shooter with the potential to be great in time
  • Size and length allow him to get in the passing lanes. Needs to work on becoming an impact defender, but as an off-ball help-side guy, he has some value

Weaknesses:

  • A high-volume shooter who doesn’t pass up a lot of shots. Needs to work on being a better playmaker
  • Defense is very spotty. Needs to be more committed to guarding
  • Can be pushed into turnovers when he can’t find his shot
  • Has some physical development restraints right now. Lanky build works well for him, but added strength will give him more potential in the post and attacking the basket
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
13.5 5.5 1.3 0.9 0.2 2.1 43.5% 38.6% 78.5%

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