deng adel #22

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Name: Deng Adel

School: Louisville

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 32 (2015)

Birthdate: February 1, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: 

- Born in Sudan

- Moved to Melbourne, Australia when he was 8

Family: Left war-torn Sudan to Uganda and then moved to Australia permanently

High School: Victory Rock Prep

Accolades:

- All-State selection by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches

Twitter: biiigd

Instagram: ForeverDeng22

Height: 6'7

Weight: 186

Wingspan: 6'9.5

Injury History: Sprained MCL in practice during Freshman season - missed 8 games

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Introduced to basketball at 14

- Also played soccer and ran track as a teen

- Main focus is to get a degree - coming from his background, that appears to be his goal (bad sign)

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 4 PPG

- 2.1 RPG

- 46% FG

- 35% 3

- 74% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: 

- 9.6 PPG

- 3.8 RPG

- 2.1 APG

- 1.3 SPG

- 34% FG

- 32% 3

- 84% FT

Analytics: 

- Per 40 numbers are poor

Position: SF

Greatest Strength: Length

Greatest Weakness: Getting to the rim + Shooting consistency

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 6

Speed: 7

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 6

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 6

Jumpshot: 6

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: 6

Handle: 5

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 6

Hands: 6

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 7

Steals: 7

Blocks: 5

Pick and Roll: 

- Long strides to cut off offensive players using ball screens

- Good at getting into lane off ball screens and finding open shooters weakside 

- Long arms help him contest shots even if caught in the screen

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Runs the floor well

- Long arms

- Communicates on D

- Bouncy

- Long strides to cut off offensive players using ball screens

- Needs to improve his handle

- Solid shooter - Can shoot out to 3 point line but needs to improve consistency

- Has problems getting to the hoop and creating for himself off the dribble

Game Analysis: 

Game 1:

 - vs. Purdue

 - #12 Vincent Edwards

 - #14 Ryan Cline

- Long arms - gets hand on ball at top of key and strips Edwards

- Nice euro step in transition right to left but missed layup

- Contest on left 45 3 - long arms

- Good weakside big help

- Good defense at end of shot clock to force fadeaway

- Good effort to save ball going out of bounds

- Points to switch

- Catch and shoot right 45 3 - miss

- Good weakside help on Swanigan - comes from backside and strips him

- Poor contest on Cline 3 - gave up 3

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - hits, swish

- Catch in right corner, attacks the closeout, good stunt help by Mathias to stop the drive and strip the ball

- Bumps up from right corner for handoff at right 45 - hits 3 

- Catch in right corner, fake left, one dribble pullup left - hits - good shot mechanics

- Good help to stop Swanigan on turn middle

- Misses catch and shoot deep left 45 3

- Good help D to pickup big as weakside help then closeout under control to 3 point shooter

- Good hops to affect loose missed FT rebound and then dive out of bounds to throw it off Purdue player

- Catches right 45, drives right, crossover left, spins right and misses short floater 

- Bad home run pass turned over from under own net

Game 2:

- vs. William & Mary

- #22 Paul Rowley

- #11 Michael Schlotman

- #13 Nathan Knight

- #34 David Cohn

- #5 Greg Malinowski

- W&M doubled on high ball screen, Adel split to find wide open Snider for 3

- Catches at half in transition, drives straight right, when man picks him up he floats it midrange - missed bank

- Good lob pass by Mitchell as Adel snuck behind D, lost ball mid-air

- Airballed catch and shoot left corner 3

- Good strip in help ball-side - long arms

- Gave up corner 3

- Beaten off dribble into lane - missed jumper

- Drive middle and dump to Johnson under hoop for assist

- Good help elevating to stop shot attempt - then after steal got leakout dunk in transition

- Good defensive rebound

- Pullup 3 at left 45 - miss

- Runs floor well in transition, beats everyone down in transition, follows missed layup with a putback dunk

- Good denial on entry pass to the left block - goes high side and gets the steal

- Passed up open right 45 3 catch and shoot opportunity - not confident in shot

- Uses left ball screen vs. zone, gets middle, good find of corner 3 shooter weakside

- Good contest on left 45 3

- Catch and shot left 45 3 - fouled - FTs 3/3 - smooth all swish

- Fouled on defensive boards, penalty - FTs 2/2 - automatic

- Great bounce pass ahead in transition for a layin

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - hits

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - miss

- Catch and shoot right corner wide open 3 - miss

- Great drive - catches left corner, fakes left, drives right down middle, finishes close floater

NBA Comparison: Al-Farouq Aminu/Robert Covington

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 6

Projected Draft Spot: Late 2nd Round

Opinion: Adel is not an NBA player. He can do a bit of everything on the floor, but does not excel at anything. His natural length and ability to defend multiple positions give him a shot at being drafted in the 2nd round. A team could work on his 3 point shooting and he could become a reliable corner 3 bench shooter.