Raymond Spalding

Raymond Spalding

Position: PF                        College: Louisville            Class/YOB: Junior

Height: 6’10                        Weight:                215                         Wingspan: 7’5

 

Strengths:

  • Physical gifts. Has the look of an NBA post player. Great length, leaping ability and quickness.
  • Rim-running potential. Finishes lobs well. Sprints with a purpose in transition.
  • Mid-range shot could become elite. His form looks nice and he has a consistent release point. Shots around the elbows look pure. There is also a chance that his range expands, as he took some threes last year.
  • Defensive menace. Poses a problem to guards in pick-and-rolls with his ability to move side to side. Keeps hands up on closeouts. Quick enough to recover and make plays on the ball.
  • Can make some passes out of the high post.

Weaknesses:

  • Relatively thin. Needs to rely on length right now to handle contact to his chest.
  • Inconsistent effort at Louisville. Some games he was all over the court, other games he just blended in. Needs to be more committed to playing hard.
  • Back-to-basket game is average right now. Has an alright hook shot, but other than that he looks lost in the post.

Stats:

MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PPG
27.7 54.3% 26.3% 64.0% 8.7 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.7 12.3