Elijah Thomas

Height: 6-9

Weight: 237

College: Clemson

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 10/10/1996

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 

Pros:

Fairly good low post scorer

Has very good hands

Good rebounder

Fairly good defender

Solid shot blocker

Better athlete than advertised

Has very good strength

Good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Needs to improve his playmaking skills

Can be too passive on offense

Can be quite foul prone

Relative late bloomer

A bit undersized to play inside

Has had conditioning issues in the past

Summary:

Elijah Thomas is a strong, mobile big man that could project to be an energetic rim protector at the next level.  He can finish plays around the basket, and he also can score out of the post.

He is also quite adept at getting rebounds and blocks, and he was the defensive anchor for a solid Clemson team last year.  He will still need to improve his jump shot and decision making on offense, but a strong senior season could potentially enable him to end up being a second round pick in 2019.

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