2019 NBA Draft Profile: Cam Reddish

06/12/2019 at 02:06pm

Cam Reddish is a tall, smooth swingman who flashed intriguing potential as a versatile shot maker in spurts playing alongside Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett at Duke. A consensus top-3 prospect in the high school class of 2018 out of Westtown School, Reddish emerged as a top prospect early in his prep career playing a considerable amount of point-forward and averaging 10.7 points and 3.1 assists per game playing up at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship. A member of Duke’s historic four-man 2018 recruiting class, the Norristown, Pennsylvania native settled into a role off the ball under Mike Krzyzewski turning in several explosive offensive performances averaging 13.5 points and 1.9 assists per game to earn All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition.

  • Possesses tremendous size for a wing measured at the NBA Combine standing 6’8 in shoes with an impressive 7’0.5 wingspan and a promising 208-pound frame that still has plenty of room to fill out. Rangy athlete with the fluid footwork to get into his jump shot impressively on the move who could continue to improve as a slasher as he gets stronger.

  • Capable perimeter scorer who can run hot from the perimeter and score in bunches. Played a complimentary role for the Blue Devils spacing the floor, working off screens away from the ball, and filling lanes in transition. Had some positive moments creating his own shot - especially out of ball screen actions, but did not fill the point-forward role with the frequency he did at the prep level. Stepped up on several notable occasions to make clutch shots to cap big games, scratching the surface of the player he could grow into down the road.

Shot Charts

PlayType Analysis

  • Did the majotiry of his scoring as a set shooter as a freshman. 55% of his shots were catch and jumpers within Duke’s offense, which he converted for 0.847 points per catch and shoot jump shot in the half court [27th percentile]. Shot 41% from beyond the arc in Transition and made open shots at an above average rate, but has room to maintain his mechanics more consistently under pressure. Has solid natural touch and scored 17 or more points 12 times shooting the ball at a high level from the perimeter for several extended stretches this season. Consistency as a jump shooter could unlock much of his offensive potential given the number of ways he finds daylight to rise up away from the rim.

  • Had some impressive moments using his first step to attack the basket to finish. Can play above the rim impressively with a head of steam, but could pick and choose his spots and look to create contact more frequently. Averaged 1.000 points per shot around the rim in the half court [29th percentile]. Only 17% of his attempts came in finishing situations.

  • Possesses some talent with the ball. Experience as a point guard at the prep level shows at times, but he was not asked to handle the ball particularly often. Scored at a terrific clip in the Pick & Roll in limited possessions averaging 1.114 points per Pick and Roll possession [96th percentile]. Turned the ball over at a high rate, but showed impressive footwork freezing defenders and rising up into jump shots making them with impressive consistency.

  • Makes the extra pass on the perimeter and shows a nice feel for throwing lead passes inside. Has no shortage of natural ability and upside, but is still finding himself offensively.

  • Ranked 4th in the ACC in Hand Off scoring (1.0 ppg)
  • Ranked 5th in the ACC in Isolation scoring (1.4 ppg)

Defensive Analysis

  • Combination of agility and length are a plus on the defensive end. Did a nice job getting his hands in the passing lanes and defending multiple positions on the perimeter for stretches this season. Still figuring out how to be physical make the most of his tools consistently, but fit in nicely on one of the nation’s top defensive teams this season despite his relative youth.

  • Allowed 0.75 points per Isolation possession [54th percentile] faring pretty well on the ball even after swithces.