NBA Draft

Scouting Report

Bazley has showcased a versatile game offensively, although it wasn't on display last season. After committing to Ohio State, then de-committing from the Buckeyes and choosing Syracuse, Bazley then opted to enter the G League. Later, he decided to sit out the season and train for the NBA Draft. There are many more questions than answers with Bazley.
What is known is that he's a potential 50-40-80 shooter, which is something that will always demand attention from the scouts. He can also stick his nose into traffic for tough rebounds, averaging 9.4 at the Nike EYBL and pulling in 3.3 offensive boards per game. Bazley also has great potential as a defender, rejecting 1.5 shots per game at the Nike EYBL.
Because Bazley sat out a potentially important year developmentally, he's basically a blank canvas. What will his potential employer get? A youngster who used last year to refine his strengths and improve on his weaknesses, or someone who remains raw and won't be able to help a team - even one at the G League level if he's sent there?
Bazley has skill offensively and could be a gem defensively with the 6-10 frame and long wingspan to guard up to four positions. Scouts worry about his ability to score in five-on-five basketball, and he occasionally lets his shooting elbow flop off to the side, a flaw that can be fixed.
He could also stand to add weight, as bulkier opponents can easily bounce him around at just 210 pounds. Your guess is as good as your average grizzled scout as to where this kid lands on draft night.
Projection: Second Round/Free Agent
--Field Level Media

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