By John Raslowsky, PSO Asst. Director of Basketball Scouting
Jun 17, 2019

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

School: Virginia

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

Age: 21

Ht: 6’7″

Wt: 225

Wingspan: 7’2″

Vertical: NA

  • Returned to school instead of entering NBA draft and led Virginia to NCAA Championship
  • Scored 27 points and collected 9 rebounds in the championship against Texas Tech
  • Will be the first lottery pick from Virginia since Ralph Sampson was #1 overall in 1983

Pros

  • Strong in the post on both sides of the ball
  • Great wingspan
  • Body frame of an elite defender
  • Physicality on defense
 

Cons

  • Lacks explosiveness
  • Minimal shiftiness
  • Gets burned by quick guards
 

Grade: B+

Pros

  • Shoots well with range
  • Exceptional on-ball defender
  • Not afraid to attack the rim
 

Cons

  • Slow release on shot
  • Trouble finishing with contact
  • Needs to improve his handle
  • Limited post moves in arsenal

 

Grade: B

 

Pros

  • Highest usage rate among UVA starters
  • Best offensive rating among starters
  • Efficient 3 point shooter
  • 3rd team AP All American

 

Cons

  • Average defensive rating 
  • Poor assist to turnover ratio
  • Limited defensive production
 

Grade: B+

Pros

  • Performed well in big games
  • Played team-first style at UVA
  • Natural feel for the game
  • Versatility on both sides of the ball
 

Cons

  • Lack of ISO defense in college
  • Missing essential quickness
  • Matchup questions vs. small ball bigs
 

Grade: B+

Coming fresh off a national championship, there is a lot of buzz surrounding Hunter approaching the draft. Hunter has the body to become an elite defender and a solid offensive game already. The biggest question about him is will he be able to play in a modern NBA system which are much different than Tony Bennett’s at Virginia.

Pro Comp: SF Luol Deng (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Prime Destinations: CLE, CHI, WAS

OVERALL Grade: B+

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