Rafael Uehara - Basketball Analysis

Prospect Report: Daniel Gafford Of Arkansas

by Rafael Uehara

Feb 14, 2018 6:29 PM

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 »

Tags: Daniel Gafford, Arkansas Razorbacks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Bruce Brown Jr. Of Miami

by Rafael Uehara

Feb 3, 2018 9:51 AM

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 »

Tags: Bruce Brown, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, NCAA, NBA

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Prospect Report: Dzanan Musa Of Cedevita Zagreb

by Rafael Uehara

Jan 23, 2018 2:39 PM

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 »

Tags: Dzanan Musa, Cedevita, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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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 »
Prospect Report: DeAndre Ayton Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

DeAndre Ayton has signaled he's taking steps towards developing into a more skilled type of big man; one who can stress his defender with the ability to make shots from all over the floor. Read more »
Prospect Report: Hamidou Diallo Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Hamidou Diallo's top skill is his ability to create a shot for himself in an individualistic manner. Read more »
Prospect Report: Luka Doncic (EuroBasket Edition)

by Rafael Uehara

Luka Doncic continues to build on what has to be the most remarkable resume for a teenage basketball phenom. Read more »
Prospect Report: Robert Williams III Of Texas A&M

by Rafael Uehara

Robert Williams III could be the perfect modern center who can space the floor out to the three-point line on offense and protect the rim on defense. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mohamed Bamba Of Texas

by Rafael Uehara

Mohamed Bamba looks like the prototypical center for this pick-and-roll driven era of basketball due to his explosiveness leaping off the ground in a pinch to finish lobs and block shots. Read more »
Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Marvin Bagley's biggest appeal at this point of his development is his agility and coordination, which are above average for someone his size. Read more »
Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Miles Bridges hasn't yet developed into someone who can check all the boxes Draymond Green does, but there is no other prospect out there who looks like he is on his way to becoming something close to that sort of player down the line. Read more »
Prospect Report: Luka Doncic Of Real Madrid

by Rafael Uehara

Luka Doncic is a giant shot creator whose biggest value is as someone who runs offense on lineups that go super big across the perimeter, but who can also share the floor with a smaller point guard and space the floor. Read more »
Prospect Report: Michael Porter Jr. Of Missouri

by Rafael Uehara

Michael Porter Jr. dominated in high school due to his athletic prowess but also showed an appealing level of skill for someone his size. The combination of dribble moves and shot making he displayed, even if still in its infancy, makes his scoring potential tantalizing. Read more »
Prospect Report: John Collins Of Wake Forest

by Rafael Uehara

John Collins is one of the later risers in this draft class with impressive athleticism and a skilled post game despite being undersized. Read more »
Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Malik Monk's future in the NBA very well could be as a 3&D point guard who supplements ball-dominant wings by guarding opposing point guards and spacing the floor on offense while those guys run offense. Read more »