Philadelphia 76ers 2019 NBA Draft profile: Eric Paschall

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So many draft critiques involve players gaining or losing weight, Eric Paschall could play in an NBA game tomorrow and not have to adjust physically. Paschall looks and plays the part of a grown man. He can throw his weight around without doing it recklessly. He doesn’t get moved off his spots and is a load to handle. Finishing through contact

Spot-up shooting will be Paschall’s greatest offensive asset. Villanova famously lived and died by the long-ball, and the same can be mostly said for Paschall. His best games came when he could establish himself from the outside and muscle defenders near the basket. Without his jump shot, Paschall would barely have a discernible role on offense. His size gives him the flexibility to play at either forward position, but that hinges on his ability to be effective from the three point line.

Energy is a huge selling point with Eric Paschall. He never takes plays off and is always active on both sides of the ball. Rebounding is an area that best exemplifies his motor. Paschall has zero issue bumping bodies and seeking contact. He’s eager to box out and attacks the offensive glass with vigor. Paschall always plays with juice.

Defense is where Paschall presents the most upside. Defensive potential is where his Paul Millsap comparisons (not my favorite) most likely generate. He’ll be able to defend both forward positions from the start, and be able to switch onto smaller guards. Paschall has an ideal set of tools to defend in the front court; length, strength, and athleticism. He may not be able to guard traditional centers, but his defensive ceiling is an effective four-position defender.