My Scouting Report for Zion Williamson




Zion Williamson

Team:
New Orleans Pelicans
Sports:
Basketball
Position:
PF | SF | |
Status:
Active
Country:
United States


Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : tirdodbehbehani . Position :Power Forward [PF]

Category
Score
Comments
OVERALL
Lateral Quickness
9.00
Unbelievable lateral quickness and acceleration. Provides so many opportunities for him on both ends, but particularly on defense. Might get even faster if he cuts a bit of weight, perhaps to around 260lbs
Speed
8.00
Moves great for his body. Can blow by defenders who sag off and/or beat them to the spot. Can get to the cup from the three point line in one dribble
Athleticism
0.00
Size
0.00
Versatility
0.00
Motor
0.00
Rebounding
8.50
Elite rebounder on both ends. Good awareness, can get around/outleap defenders to get boards he has no business getting. Could box out a little better, relies on strength and vertical
Instincts/Awareness
7.00
Solid overall. Makes great reads in transition and waits until the defender gets sucked in before making the pass. One complaint I have is that sometimes he doesn't pass out of the post when help d comes, tends to force up tough shot instead
Character/ Leadership/ Competitiveness
7.00
Shows good rapport with teammates, credits them for success as opposed to being all "Me me me." Not as easy to assess given wealth of talent surrounding him
Intangibles
7.00
Very charismatic, well-rounded, humble. High motor
OFFENSE
Shot Selection & Efficiency
0.00
Shot Range
0.00
Passing Ability
7.00
Can hit the open man, especially in transition. Not the best at fitting it into tight windows, but doesn't put himself in those situations often
Ball Handling & Security
7.50
Great dribbling for his size and frame, showcases this well in transition. Dribbles with his head up. Goes to the crossover and spin move often. Struggles dribbling with his off-hand though; if his defender makes him go right he will spin back to his left regardless of circumstance
Playmaking Ability
0.00
Free Throws
6.00
Gets to free throw line at remarkable rate (48.9FTr) but poor free throw shooter (65.7%)
DEFENSE
On-Ball Defense
0.00
Off-Ball Defense
0.00
Disruptiveness
8.50
Lots of steals/deflections, borne out of uber-aggressive defensive style. Gambles a lot, either results in steal -->breakaway dunk or he's out of position. Can be coached to be more disciplined in this regard
POSITIONAL
Hands
0.00
Footwork
0.00
Post Play
9.00
Great from both blocks, can get to wherever he wants. Goes almost exclusively with his left hand. Struggles when defense commits extra defender to him. Relies almost entirely on strength as opposed to technique, may reduce effectiveness at next level
Finesse
8.50
Uses combination of agility, strength, and a likely record setting vertical to hit shots at the rim at an elite rate (75.4%)
Power
0.00
Finishing in Paint
9.00
More than strong enough to finish through contact, gets to rim with ease at high frequency.
Shot Blocking
8.50
Great timing. Is able to get incredibly high and get hands up to block shots at a solid rate
Floor Runner
0.00
Strengths
Athleticism, strength, lateral quickness, post ups, transition offense, rebounding, attacking off the dribble and finishing, foot speed
Weaknesses
Shooting (both in mechanics and percentage), remaining constantly engaged on defense, defensive discipline, off-hand dribbling
Overall Analysis
Has all the tools to be a superstar in this league for a long time. Unquestioned #1 prospect in this year's draft
Compares to
Charles Barkley
Potential
-40
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak