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Anthony Bennett

Scouting Report

After one season at UNLV, Bennett enters the draft as arguably the most complete offensive player in this class and a likely top-10 selection. A top-10 recruit coming out of high school, Bennett experienced no difficulty in adjusting to the college game. He averaged 16.1 points on 53.3 percent shooting - 37.5 percent from 3-point range - along with 8.1 rebounds in 35 games for the Runnin' Rebels. Bennett can score in a variety of ways, be it a jump shot, a drive to the basket coming off a bevy of moves in his arsenal or in transition. He draws fouls at an impressive rate, averaging 5.1 free-throw attempts. He could stand to improve his shooting from the line as he only knocked down 70.1 percent of those shots. Bennett has great footwork with a surprisingly refined post game for his age. He also possess all the ideal physical tools, with a 7-foot-1 wingspan and strong build that he uses to outmuscle smaller defenders. He can also use his athleticism to get by larger, slower opponents and has no problem finishing plays above the rim, throwing down 42 dunks for UNLV. There are some concerns that he shies away from physical play, and he drew criticism for his lack of motivation on defense. He underwent rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder May 8, missing all predraft workouts as well as the combine, and he won't be able to participate in summer league action.

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