The Probe Ep.38 - George Mason Forward AJ Wilson



Scouting Report  

AJ Wilson / Forward / George Mason


Player Strengths  

Ability to defend multiple positions

Ability to get into the lane

Anticipation/Instincts

Athleticism

Finishing at the rim

IQ

Length

Motor

Rebounding

Running the floor

Speed/Quickness

Toughness/Competitiveness

Versatility





Player Weaknesses

Playmaking

Positional Size

3-Point Shooting

Strength


Future Pro Potential

Starter



Pro Player Comparison

Robert Covington


Overall 

Wilson is a sleeper as an NBA prospect. I can see most front offices looking at him as a tweener and his ok efficiency from behind the arc as reasons why they would look elsewhere when it comes time to acquiring him. I can also see some franchises who value player development taking a chance on this late bloomer due to his motor, blend of size and athleticism and versatility. Wings with these traits are all over the NBA. Besides, the leap he made in one season shows he’s a worker and still has some room til he reaches his full potential. With patience and a strong development plan, Wilson I believe can easily be a 3 & D guy, similar to what we see with the Houston Rockets and how they utilize Robert Covington who has similar size to Wilson. It took time for Covington to find his niche in the league, but when he did, he’s been one of the better role players in the NBA. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wilson on a similar path in the years to come.


*- Correction. The program mentioned in the beginning of this episode of The Probe is Duquesne not Robert Morris.