Rafael Uehara - Basketball Analysis

Prospect Report: Mikal Bridges Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

May 21, 2018 7:30 PM

After redshirting his first year, the six-foot-seven wing improved year-over-year the next three seasons, graduated and now leaves Villanova as a two-time National Champion. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Hamidou Diallo Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

May 14, 2018 2:35 PM

Hamidou Diallo's time at Kentucky was strange but uneventful as he never got the chance to run the offense and wasn't much of a priority in the halfcourt. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

May 7, 2018 6:26 PM

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the rare one-and-done prospect out of Kentucky who was not a five-star recruit, but he's a natural running an offense with great length. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

So much of the intrigue over Marvin Bagley III isn't due to his production but the way he projects physically. Read more »
Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Miles Bridges' draft stock is about the same as it was in 2017, but it's very curious how he was pretty much a completely different player as a sophomore than he was as a freshman. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mohamed Bamba Of Texas

by Rafael Uehara

Mohamed Bamba could become a special talent on defense while providing complementary finishing and floor spacing on offense. Read more »
Prospect Report: Deandre Ayton Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Deandre Ayton stood out as a remarkable physical specimen, put together a very impressive statistical profile, and showcased a level of skill he was not previously known. Read more »
Prospect Report: Khyri Thomas Of Creighton

by Rafael Uehara

In an era where the biggest stars in the league are mostly wings who handle the ball often, there is an increase in demand for point guard-sized shooters. Read more »
Prospect Report: Chandler Hutchison Of Boise State

by Rafael Uehara

Chandler Hutchison has excellent measurements for what the NBA looks for in its wings these days and put together a strong collegiate career where he managed to improve every year. Read more »
Prospect Report: Keita Bates-Diop Of Ohio State

by Rafael Uehara

Keita Bates-Diop projects as a combo forward who can space the floor reasonably well and offer some shot creation against switches on offense. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lonnie Walker IV Of Miami

by Rafael Uehara

Lonnie Walker IV projects as a weak-side spot-up shooter who has shown flashes of being able to take shots on the move as well. Read more »
Prospect Report: Daniel Gafford Of Arkansas

by Rafael Uehara

Daniel Gafford profiles as a catch-and-score finisher/rim protector who leverages his athleticism into making an impact near the basket via vertical spacing. Read more »
Prospect Report: Bruce Brown Jr. Of Miami

by Rafael Uehara

While Bruce Brown has concerns on offense, on defense he has the strength, the length and the lateral quickness to be expected to develop into a dominant defender who creates events. Read more »
Prospect Report: Dzanan Musa Of Cedevita Zagreb

by Rafael Uehara

Dzanan Musa is a gunner for the most part because he hasn't shown a lot of development in terms of athleticism and skill level. Read more »
Prospect Report: Trae Young Of Oklahoma

by Rafael Uehara

Someone with Trae Young's skill-set is probably the number one asset for an NBA offense these days, as he is able to stress defenses from the moment he crosses halfcourt. Read more »
Prospect Report: Kevin Knox Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Kevin Knox has positional versatility on the wing and potential as a scorer. Read more »
Prospect Report: Wendell Carter Jr. Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Wendell Carter Jr. has mostly played as an old school type who earns most of his scoring working with his back to the basket, though he has flashed traits of perimeter skills that fit more easily with the modern game. Read more »
Prospect Report: Trevon Duval Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Trevon Duval was the top ranked point guard in the 2017 high school class but hasn't played as well as peers Collin Sexton and Trae Young over the first month-and-a-half of the season. Read more »
Prospect Report: Collin Sexton Of Alabama

by Rafael Uehara

Collin Sexton is putting up heavy usage numbers on an Alabama team without any other highly regarded pro prospects around him and has managed to score in volume on decent efficiency, despite not having the very best conditions to succeed. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jaren Jackson Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Jaren Jackson projects as a big who can simultaneously space the floor and be a plus of some sort on defense with his shotblocking and movement on the perimeter. Read more »