The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29th in Brooklyn. With that date fast approaching, the hype surrounding the incoming rookie class continues to soar. Draft night always marks an evening of newfound hope for the future. Franchise goals can range from rounding out a contending roster to drafting a cornerstone player for the future. Among the many intriguing prospects in this year’s NBA Draft is guard Josh Christopher out of Arizona State.
The following is a complete Josh Christopher NBA Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Josh Christopher NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 215 lbs.
Team: Arizona State Sun Devils
Josh Christopher 2020-21 Stats
- Games Played: 15
- Points: 14.3
- Rebounds: 4.7
- Assists: 1.4
- Field Goal Percentage: 43.2%
- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 30.5%
- Free Throw Percentage: 80.0%
- Steals: 1.5
- Blocks: 0.5
- Turnovers: 1.7
Josh Christopher Highlights
Josh Christopher Draft Profile
Josh Christopher certainly counts as one of the more athletic prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft class. He has great size and a sturdy frame for a guard. Christopher has the strength to finish through contact and is a force to be reckoned with at the rim. He is also great a creating his own jump shot off the dribble. Christopher’s ball-handling is fluid and versatile. As a defender, Christopher’s upside is virtually unlimited. Again, his length and strength come into play. He projects as a multi-positional defensive player even at the NBA level. He also has a knack for blocking shots as a weakside help defender.
While Christopher has a plethora of shots in his arsenal off the dribble, he struggled at times when shooting off the catch in college. Inconsistent shot-making and an awkward form led to prolonged dry spells as well. Vision in the open floor as a playmaker and as a defender is another weakness. Christopher doesn’t have a great basketball IQ and failed to pass to open teammates on many occasions.
Josh Christopher Draft Projection
All 2021 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Bleacher Report mock draft by Jonathan Wasserman.
Josh Christopher is currently projected to be drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 28 overall.
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