Scouting Reports: RaiQuan Gray, Neemias Queta, Nay'Shon Hyland, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Terrence Shannon Jr.
2021 NBA Draft Scouting Reports
Every week I’m rolling out in-depth scouting reports on the top prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft.
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This week I tackle Florida State’s RaiQuan Gray, Utah State’s Neemias Queta, VCU’s Nah’Shon Hyland, Villanova’s Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Texas Tech’s Terrence Shannon Jr. Below is a free excerpt from each scouting report.
F, FLORIDA STATE, JUNIOR
Age 21.7 | 6'8" | 260
Birthdate: July 7, 1999
Primary Values: Defense, playmaking
Bottom line: I continue to hear good things about Gray from teams looking for a versatile forward who can handle the ball, be a playmaker, work in the post and defend multiple positions. He’s not easy to peg as a prospect and there are questions about his ability to score and rebound. But in an increasingly positionless NBA, Gray seems, frankly, like a prospect who should be even higher on the board than he is. He reminds me a bit of Xavier Tillman, a second-round prospect that was one of the top rookies in the draft class of 2020.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on RaiQuan Gray here
C, UTAH STATE, JUNIOR
Age 21.9 | 7'0" | 226 | WINGSPAN: 7’4”
Birthdate: Jul. 13, 1999
Primary Values: Defense, playmaking
Bottom line: Queta, who grew up playing basketball in Portugal, is all over the place on NBA draft boards, which probably says more about the state of centers in the NBA than anything else. With his size and college productivity, he might have been a lottery pick a decade ago. His rebounding, shot-blocking and assist numbers are all really intriguing. He doesn’t have the quickest feet, which could limit his defensive versatility, but there are so many positives that he deserves a look in the late first round.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Neemias Queta here
G, VCU, SOPHOMORE
Age 20.7 | 6'3" | 173 | WINGSPAN: 6’11”
Birthdate: Sept. 14, 2000
Primary Values: Shooting, scoring
Bottom line: “Bones” Hyland is, along with Sharife Cooper, one of the most electrifying players in the draft. Blessed with speed, elite leaping ability and a knack for scoring the basketball, he can both make spectacular finishes at the rim and shoot the ball from deep. He plays more like a 2 than a 1, which is why teams worry a bit about how his game translates to the pros. If he’s a shooting guard (likely off the bench), he lacks elite size and strength for the position. But on sheer ability, he’s got first-round talent.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Nah’Shon Hyland here
F, VILLANOVA, SOPHOMORE
Age 20.6 | 6'9" | 230 | Wingspan: 6’9”
Birthdate: Nov. 3, 2000
Primary Values: Versatility, feel for the game
Bottom line: Robinson-Earl is another prospect who is all over the place on NBA draft boards. Teams love his feel for the game and how it translates on both ends. He is a smart playmaker and offensive player who knows how to find spots to succeed. On defense he uses technique and size to make up for what he lacks athletically. Alas, the lack of elite athleticism and a very inconsistent jump shot make his transition to the NBA a serious question mark.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Jeremiah Robinson-Earl here
SG, TEXAS TECH, SOPHOMORE
Age 20.8 | 6'6" | 210
Birthdate: Jul. 30, 2000
Primary Values: Athletic slasher, defender
Bottom line: Scouts have had an affinity for Shannon since his freshman year. He improved as a sophomore, but not quite as much as scouts had hoped. He’s more a glue guy than a dominant player, but his ability to get to the basket and defend multiple positions is intriguing. Adding a consistent 3-point shot to his game would boost his stock.
Read the FULL SCOUTING REPORT on Terrence Shannon Jr. here
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