Rui Hachimura NBA Draft Profile, Prediction, Age and Scouting Report
By Dan Israeli
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Rui Hachimura Height, Wingspan, Weight & Age
Player: Rui Hachimura
Height: 6' 8"
Wingspan: 7' 2"
Weight: 230 pounds
College: Gonzaga Bulldogs
Rui Hachimura Stats
Rui Hachimura really came alive during his junior year at Gonzaga, averaging 19.7 points per game (PPG) and shooting 59.1 percent from the field. Despite his solid field-goal percentage, Hachimura is not an accomplished 3-point shooter, and attempted only 36 3-pointers as a junior.
While his 3-point shot is a bit of a question mark, Hachimura has the body and raw athleticism to excel at the NBA level. He's also a solid ball handler for his size and looks comfortable bringing the rock up the court. However, Hachimura is not a great playmaker, as he averaged just 1.5 assists per game as a junior.
While raw, Hachimura has the potential to be a great defender in the modern NBA as well. Hachimura's massive 7-foot-2 wingspan could make him a multi-positional defender at the next level, though he may not be quick enough to guard smaller, shiftier opponents. If Hachimura improves his shot and defensive versatility, his massive frame could make him a valuable asset in the NBA.
Rui Hachimura Highlights
Rui Hachimura NBA Draft Projection
Late Lottery to Mid-First-Round
Rui Hachimura NBA Draft Predictions
Atlanta Hawks (No. 10), Minnesota Timberwolves (No. 11)
With Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter, the Atlanta Hawks have one of the most exciting younger offenses in the NBA. However, they could really stand to add a bonafide defender, having surrendered a league-high 119.4 PPG last season. Hachimura could give this team a boost defensively, and if he develops his shot, he could be a good fit in Atlanta's perimeter-oriented offense.
Once considered a borderline top-5 pick, Hachimura's stock has dropped considerably. However, Hachimura's fall could be great news for the Minnesota Timberwolves. While Karl-Anthony Towns is an elite offensive player, his defense often leaves something to be desired. Hachimura could make up for some of Towns' defensive shortcomings with his high motor and 7-foot-2 wingspan.
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