NBA Draft Prospects

2015 NBA Draft: D’Angelo Russell

Basketball Insiders’ scouting report of D’Angelo Russell.

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D’Angelo Russell – 6’5, 175 lbs. Point Guard (Ohio State, Fr. )

Strengths: Skyrocketed up draft boards after being slightly underrated coming out of high school. Explosive scoring capability, but a quality playmaker as well. Also hits the glass well for a guard. Silky smooth with a great feel for the game. Jump shot has deep range.

Weaknesses: Not an elite athlete. Has to add strength. Concerns about his ability to defend the league’s amazing crop of point guards.

Yannis’ NBA Comparison: Goran Dragic

Anonymous Coach’s NBA Comparison: Kyrie Irving (best case), Lou Williams (worst case)

Draft range projection: Top five

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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