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
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
Has a long wingspan
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
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.
Marcus Derrickson in the NBA Draft:
This poll is closed