The college season is still in full swing, and international competition has no signs of slowing down before the draft. It may be a little early to dive into scouting reports for the draft, but we were excited to get going this year.
Our first name is Usman Garuba, a 6'8" big man who plays for Real Madrid. A prodigal defensive player, Garuba came in on our first preseason boards at #5 despite the absence of a reliable jump shot. We'll write a longform piece about Garuba soon to discuss why he deserves to be at that spot.
What we want to do now, however, is point out a few changes to our updated format of scouting report videos. First is the newer, sleeker graphics that demonstrate traits. Somebody learned how to use photoshop a little better...
Second, we've done away with putting strengths and improvement areas in separate locations. The two will be combined into one video for ease of access to viewers.
The third, and perhaps least notable change, is in a greater emphasis on the "improvement areas" section of being brief but doing slow-motion breakdowns that relate to athletic traits. You'll note the first example of this with Garuba, where we use slow-motion in only a few examples to show where he struggles with his first step.
Be on the lookout for more videos coming this Spring, especially as college seasons wrap up. As always, thanks for watching!