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2018 NBA Draft: Marcus Derrickson Not Drafted

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NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Derrickson has a chance to be the 1st Georgetown Hoyas player drafted since Otto Porter tonight in the 2018 NBA Draft. Derrickson, a 6’7” PF, averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and shot 46% from three-point range this season in a breakout performance under first year head coach Patrick Ewing.

While most Draft pundits don’t expect Derrickson to be drafted, it’s possible he sneaks into the 2nd round as he has had recent workouts with the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Washington Wizards.

From NBA Scouting Live, here is Derrickson’s scouting evaluation:

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Good shooter, especially off the catch

Adequate low post scorer

Very good free throw shooter

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker for a player his size

Moves fairly well off the ball on offense

Fairly good rebounder

Decent defensive player

Has very good strength

Good motor

Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Struggles to shoot on the move

Struggles to consistently create his own shot

Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone

May struggle to guard quicker players

Does not collect enough steals or blocks

Can be foul prone

Only an average athlete

May not fit a traditional position

Summary:

Marcus Derrickson is a tough, physical combo forward that can shoot and score the basketball, as he can knock down spot-up threes, and he can also score on off-ball motion plays. He has good strength and a solid motor, and he can make hustle plays on both ends of the floor.

Also, he will look to grab rebounds, and he may tend to be in the right spots defensively. However, he may not be an explosive athlete, as that may limit his ability to create his own shot or defend at the next level. Derrickson has recently declared to be in the 2018 NBA Draft, and he appears to be staying in, and he could be a potential second round pick if that is the case.

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Marcus Derrickson in the NBA Draft:

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  • 0%
    1st Round
    (3 votes)
  • 11%
    2nd Round
    (56 votes)
  • 88%
    Undrafted
    (433 votes)
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