NBA Draft

Scouting Report

Among the hundreds who are eligible to be drafted, Hommes ranks right up there with the least likely you'd ever have expected to get a look. After all, the 6-foot-8, 215-pounder sat out three consecutive basketball seasons -- including his junior and senior prep years at Lynden (Wash.) Christian High -- following two ACL surgeries on the same knee. If perseverance eventually gets rewarded, then Hommes deserves all his recent success. After all, he actually played on his high school's football team in between the aforementioned basketball seasons.
Hommes transferred from one small school (Western Washington) to another (Point Loma Nazarene), where he demonstrated that knee injuries don't affect shooting touch. Last year as a junior at the San Diego-area school, Hommes not only shot 47.0% on 3-pointers, but connected on more than half (24 of 47) of his shots from 24-plus feet.
What are the chances of a 6-8 guard with a history of two knee surgeries getting drafted by the NBA? This should help: One of Hommes' biggest fans is Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward, who stumbled upon one of Hommes' workouts while rehabbing his own broken leg last year. Suffice it to say: The 22-year-old has been on the Celtics' radar ever since.
Almost surely, Hommes would have to get bigger to stand a chance in the NBA. He was considered a guard in college, but almost surely wouldn't be able to match up with anything smaller than a power forward in the NBA. He did average 5.8 rebounds a game last season, so he has demonstrated an ability to find missed shots. But he'd probably need to be at least 20 pounds heavier to survive around the hoop in the NBA.
Projection: Second Round
--Field Level Media

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