Our young son William Lou is up to his usual excellence over on his Medium page, dropping a detailed scouting report on the Toronto Raptors’ No. 23 overall pick, OG Anunoby. A sampling:
What’s his elite skill?
Defensive versatility and athleticism. Anunoby is the ideal modern defender who is comfortable guarding both on the perimeter and in the paint. His 7–3 wingspan rivals that of centers (for reference: Jakob Poeltl’s wingspan is also 7–3) , while his quick feet allows him to stick with guards.
“I feel like athletic enough, strong enough, and smart enough to defend every position,” Anunoby said at his Raptors introductory press scrum.
Anunoby was frequently asked to switch on ball screens in college, so he spent plenty of time chasing around point guards. He showed great technique in sliding his feet, cutting off penetration, then using his go-go gadget arms to challenge shots.
Go check that out, and if you’ve missed anything else on the Anunoby front, I’ve got you covered with a bunch of pieces here.