F.M. Scouting Profile - James Palmer Jr


Height: 6'6

Weight:210

College: Nebraska

Position:Shooting Guard

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 7/31/96

Professional Player Comparison: TJ Warren

17-18 Stats:17.2 points (44%FG/ 30% 3FG/ 73% FT), 3 assist, 4.4 rebounds, 1 steal

Player Strength:

Pro wing size

Pro Strength

Excellent at attacking the basket

Lives at the free throw line

Solid playmaker

Savvy defender

Player Weakness:

Can be too ball dominant

Needs to improve three point shooting

Be a more active on ball defender

Evaluation:

Palmer Jr a former St John's (DC) standout was a first team All- Big Ten selection last season, making him the fifth returning first-team all conference player for Nebraska in the last 40 years. Simply put, he's one of the top players in all of college basketball. He has ideal pro size, strength, toughness and craftiness on both ends of the ball. He's nearly impossible to stop from getting to the rim and free throw line, as he led the Big Ten with 221 free throw attempts. While he can knock down three pointers, Palmer only shot 30% last season, it's an area he must improve in to keep defenses from crowding the paint seeking to neutralize him. Defensively, he's solid, however he has the tools to become a lock down defender if he puts his mind to it due to his already pro ready size, length and quickness.

Palmer Jr made a HUGE jump last season showing he utilized the 16-17 season sitting out after transferring from Miami well to improve his all around game. If Palmer makes another leap, becoming a late first round prospect for the 2019 NBA Draft is well within reach.

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