Rui Hachimura is as intriguing of a prospect in college basketball in recent memory. His combination of length, athleticism, and footwork is really impressive; particularly when he’s posting up on either block, pulling up off the dribble, or facing up to drive hard to the basket. Hachimura has solid shooting mechanics with a release point that makes it very hard for defenders to contest but needs to continue to improve from the perimeter, 24% career 3PT shooter. Going into this season he will need to produce on a nightly basis for the Bulldogs and prove he can consistently average a double-double, while significantly limiting his turnover rate. Defensively, he has the length, 7’2” wingspan, to be a decent rim protector, but where he truly must make the most substantial improvement is defending the pick & roll, and not losing track of his man rolling to the basket. Overall Hachimura can really make his case as a future lottery pick if he’s able to steadily make these improvements over the course of next season.
Per Min of Production: 0.62
Points Per Possession: 1.01
True Shooting Percentage: 63%
2P FG Shooting Percentage: 60%
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