NBA Draft Spotlight: Amir Coffey

A big NCAA Tournament gave Amir Coffey the platform to show off for NBA evaluators. He received an invite to the NBA G-League Elite Camp where he could be one of the top performers. There is not guarantee that he will keep his name in the draft, but the feedback will be valuable either way.

Position: SF From: Minnesota Class/YOB: Junior
Height: 6’8 Weight: 195 Wingspan: N/A

Strengths:

  • True point forward. Played in a point guard role for a large part of this season for the Gophers. Handles the ball with confidence and creativity while showing a sound feel in pick-and-rolls
  • Very good height for a playmaking wing
  • Fluidity and IQ allow him to regularly get paint touches in the half-court and transition where he excels. Despite lacking some strength, he plays to and through contact
  • Shows off defensive instincts, especially when he gets going offensively. I saw him look really engaged on the ball in the NCAA Tournament. He can add a lot to his stock if he brings that intensity on a more consistent basis

Weaknesses:

  • Very streaky outside shooter. He can create his own shots, but isn’t an efficient scorer from the perimeter
  • He is a smooth athlete in the open floor that should be useful as a point forward. In the half court, he is little restricted when playing against similar length
  • He will need to add some bulk for the next level. Dealt with a serious injury as a sophomore and has a slight lower body that may worry some teams
  • Left-hand dependent on his drives
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
16.6 3.6 3.2 0.9 0.2 2.3 43.6% 30.4% 74.0%

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