Milwaukee Bucks NBA Draft Prospect Watch: Cassius Stanley

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Milwaukee Bucks NBA Draft Prospect Watch: Cassius Stanley – What the experts say

ESPN [$] (Jonathan Givony): 51st

The Athletic [$] (Sam Vecenie): 31st

Sports Illustrated (Jeremy Woo): 36th

Bleacher Report (Jonathan Wassermann): 39th

Sporting News (Chris Stone): 41st


Having ranked him 36th on his most recent Big Board, Woo detailed the pathway for Stanley to execute the type of role he carved out at Duke and how it could carry him into the NBA:

"“Boasting freak athleticism and a nose for making energy plays, Stanley has reinvented himself as a complementary piece at Duke, and may have what it takes to eventually play a similar role at the NBA level. He lacks creativity with the ball and needs shots created for him, but he’s solid in the open floor, has shot well from three, and has the tools to keep up defensively, although his quickness sometimes covers for his mistakes on that end. It’s hard to see Stanley evolving into more than a fifth option offensively, and there’s a chance his lack of dynamism with the ball in his hands ultimately hinders him from being enough of a threat to carve out a serious role on a winning team. But his tools have a chance to play up, and if he continues to embrace an energy-centric role, it’s easy to see someone gambling on his ongoing development.”"

Meanwhile, The Rookie Wire’s Bryan Kalbrosky was much more bullish on Stanley after ranking him 20th on his most recent Top-100 Big Board:

"“Cassius Stanley, who has the highest vertical leap in Duke history, won back-to-back high school state championships in California for Sierra Canyon. This season, he earned ACC All-Freshman honors, averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He also considers himself a combo guard who can push the break with ease for strong finishes in transition.”"