Scouting Reports: Johnny Juzang, Chris Duarte, Cam Thomas, Day'Ron Sharpe
2021 NBA Draft Scouting Reports
Every week I’m rolling out in-depth scouting reports on the top prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft.
The full scouting reports are only accessible to paying subscribers. Each report goes in-depth on player strengths, weaknesses, statistical strengths and weaknesses, and rank key player attributes for each player.
This week I tackle UCLA’s Johnny Juzang, Oregon’s Chris Duarte, LSU’s Cameron Thomas and North Carolina’s Day’Ron Sharpe. Below is a free excerpt from each scouting report.
W, UCLA, SOPHOMORE
Age 20.0 | 6'6" | 210 |
Birthdate: May 17, 2001
Primary Values: Scoring, shooting
Bottom line: No one helped his draft stock more than Johnny Juzang in the NCAA Tournament. The sweet-shooting wing was a scoring machine for the Bruins in the tournament and saved his two best games for last -- a 28-point outing against Michigan and 29 points in a heartbreaking overtime loss against Gonzaga in the Final Four. He’s going to have a tough choice ahead of him: stay in the draft as a late first- to early second-round pick or return to UCLA and make another run at the title. Juzang’s appeal as a first-round prospect hinges on him becoming an elite 3-point shooter and continuing his torrid shooting in the midrange game. He lacks polish in the other areas of his game, but for teams looking for a scorer who can get hot fast, he would be an interesting prospect in the second half of the first round.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Johnny Juzang here
W, OREGON, SENIOR
Age 23.9 | 6'6" | 190 |
Birthdate: Jun 14, 1997
Primary Values: Scoring, shooting, defense
Bottom line: Duarte was one of the best players in college basketball this past season. Duarte’s scoring efficiency from everywhere is very impressive. His defense has been equally good, with a terrific steal rate. His age (he’ll be 24) and his infrequent free-throw attempts are the big concerns. How high do you draft a player who is five years older than other players in his draft class?
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Chris Duarte here
SG, LSU, FRESHMAN
Age 19.6 | 6'4" | 210 |
Birthdate: Oct. 13, 2001
Primary Values: Scoring
Bottom line: Thomas wasn’t just the best freshman scorer in the country, he was one of the best scorers, period. He has a knack for putting the ball in the basket. He is a danger to score from anywhere on the floor. The question is whether he contributes anything else. His lack of efficiency, his questionable defense and his lack of elite size and athleticism are what’s dragging his draft stock down now. He’s another polarizing player. Some scouts think he’s worthy of a late lottery pick. Others think he’s more of an early second-round-type prospect.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Cameron Thomas here
C, NORTH CAROLINA, FRESHMAN
Age 19.5 | 6'11" | 265 |
Birthdate: Nov. 6, 2001
Primary Values: Rebounding, defense, motor
Bottom line: In terms of draft stock, Sharpe has been hovering as a mid-first-round to late first-round pick all year. His old-school game of strength, hustle and grittiness on the defensive end won’t be for everyone. But there’s real potential here because of his fluid athleticism, his switchability on defense and a solid feel for the game that makes him a passing threat out of the post.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Day’Ron Sharpe here
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