Jinqiu Hu

Height: 6-11

Weight: 220

Country: China

Professional Team: Zhejiang Guangsha

Classification: International ’97

Birthdate: 9/24/1997

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 
Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays

Adequate low post scorer

Decent mid-range shooter

Good free throw shooter for a big man

Fairly good rebounder

Good size to play inside

Cons:

Can struggle to finish plays in traffic

Needs to improve his playmaking skills

Not an elite shot blocker

Struggles to guard opponents out on the perimeter

Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Jinqiu Hu is a mobile, skilled big man that has been one of China’s more productive, up and comers as he put forth a fairly solid season last year in his home country’s top league.​

In addition, he has consistently played well in tournaments due to his ability to score and rebound the basketball.  However, Hu lacks ideal physical tools, and there may be some concerns about his defense and ability to make plays against upper echelon athletes.  Most likely, he may be a potential second round candidate in 2019, as his skill set could make him an intriguing draft and stash option for NBA teams in the future.

​Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

12/27/18 Zhejiang Guangsha vs. Shanghai Dongfang