Another Duke freshman, Cam Reddish, might not be far behind.
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This season was epic, and I am so thankful to have had Duke as a part of the foundation that prepared me to play at the next level. Never forget – I am a Blue Devil for life. Proud to announce that I will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft. #TheBrotherhood #CamFam #TGBTG 🙏🏾🔵😈
Reddish will probably get picked in the lottery, maybe even the top five.
He largely took a backseat to Williamson and Barrett this season. It’ll be important to see Reddish in other settings.
Reddish is big – 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan – and fluid. He could play any position 2-4, and he has some skills as a point forward (passing more than ball-handling).
But for all his scoring talent, Reddish really struggled at all three levels at Duke. Maybe that was because he deferred so much. Yet, forcing bad shots is also a concern. This was not an encouraging year for Reddish striking the right balance.
His upside as a versatile defender is interesting, but he must get stronger. A lack of strength, understandable for someone his age, could also explain moments of looking like too much of a finesse player. He’s also not locked in enough defensively.
Reddish brings a lot to the table. Maybe with more development in a different environment, he’ll blossom into a good NBA player.