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Cam Whitmore

Villanova

HT/WT/WS6' 7", 232lbs

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Leif Thulin
u/pistoleif

#5

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Cam Whitmore: 6'6" 235 lbs: 12.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.4 spg, 47.8% fg%, 34.3% 3%, 70.3% ft%

Cam Whitmore is an athletic specimen who projects to thrive in the modern NBA game which prioritizes pace and space. Whitmore has the size and shooting that equates to success in positional basketball and couples it with elite vertical pop and physical strength. Whitmore played for a veteran laden team with a new coach and began the year with an injured thumb. He still showed flashes of brilliance throughout his abbreviated year. Whitmore tends to drive when dribbling right and shoot off the bounce when dribbling left, yet, despite that being on scouting reports, was able to gain advantages with those moves. His shot is smooth and repeatable, earning the label of excellent as a spot up threat per synergy's percentile tiers (86th percentile), and 85th percentile on unguarded catch and shoots. Whitmore also was 90th percentile in isolations. Those are just numbers, but what it means to me, is that Whitmore can win with athleticism, creating advantages to score for himself and play off of the ball and space the floor. defensively, late in the year, Whitmore spearheaded an improving Villanova team at the point of the attack on D. Whitmore uses his size and strength to hound ball handlers and often took the best wing or ball handler to disrupt rhythm. Whitmore reminds me of a better Miles Bridges with some Jalen Brown to his game.

Strengths:

  • Explosive athlete with NBA ready frame.

  • Diverse offensive game.

  • Can play 2-4.

  • Attacks the rim in half court as well as the full court. (77th percentile at the rim).

  • Very confident.

  • Good shooter off of the bounce and off of the catch. (86th percentile on spot-ups, and 85th percentile on unguarded catch and shoots). 91st percentile on "early jumpers".

  • Can defend multiple positions.

  • Excellent off ball cutter.

  • Can play off one or two feet.

  • Should draw fouls with more space to drive and his powerful build.

Weaknesses:

  • Can play in a rush and turn the ball over or not take good shots.

  • Hardly passed out to shooters with his driving gravity. Double as many turnovers as assists.

  • Wants to drive right far more often than left.

  • Didn't show too many midrange game flashes but Villanova typically passed or posted up when entering midrange area.

  • Did not shoot great from the FT line.

Swing Skills: Whitmore, in my eyes, is a top 5 talent who can easily sharpen up skills he did not get to demonstrate or lacked for the college game (passing and shooting more free throws) to turn himself into a potentail star rather than a high floor starter a la Miles Bridges. Whitmore can become better as a 3 level scorer and a more consistent point of attack defender, he could follow the career path of someone like Jaylen Brown, who is a co-star or a very high level 2nd option. In the NBA Playoffs, very few players play that cannot shoot or defend and few play that don't demonstrate good athleticism to raise their floors. He has those prerequisites in spades and solely needs to sharpen what parts of the game spacing in the NBA allows that college did not in order for him to become a potential star in the NBA. I would not be shocked to see Whitmore become a 24 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg 1.5 spg 38% 3%, 79% ft% type of NBA player in 5 years.



Analysis done by @pistoleif. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
string proofs
u/bigtiddygothchi

#7

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  • impressive for his age, youngest player in the draft

  • strong at the rim

  • poor 3p% (34%)

  • awful playmaking (0.44 AST/TO ratio)



Analysis done by @bigtiddygothchi. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
PAOLO IS GOATED
u/MohidHassan

#5

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Tier: Franchise Changer

Player Comparisons: OG Anunoby, Desmond Bane

Cam Whitmore is one of the youngest prospects in the draft. He’ll still be 18 on draft night. He’s an NBA-level athlete with the body to match. Whitmore is the best wing in the class. He can get to the rim at any time and he’s great at scoring off the dribble. Whitmore’s been posterizing people since high school and he's an amazing athlete. He seems to have a nose for pulling down rebounds, especially on the offensive side. He’s always in the right place at the right time. Whitmore has improved a ton as a shooter throughout his high school and college years. He’s got an interesting jump shot if you can even call it that. He doesn’t really get off the ground. He’s not a great dribbler or ball-handler. He's ok as a defender. He prefers making moves like stepbacks to his left side which often benefits him.



Analysis done by @MohidHassan. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
Brett Bischel
u/brettbischel

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-----Age:18.9 / Fr ↑
Minutes:27.3
Pts:12.5
Reb:5.3
Ast:0.7
Blk:0.3
Stl:1.4
TO:1.6
PF:1.7
PER:20.5
ORat:105.4
DRat:100.0
3pt:34.3%
2pt:57.8%
FT:70.3%
  • Big East Freshman of the Year (2023) *

  • Height w/o shoes: 6'5.75"

  • Wingspan: 6'8.5"

  • Max vertical: 40.5" (3rd highest in draft class)

  • 3 quarter sprint: 3.20 seconds (10th fastest in draft class)

  • Whitmore missed the first 7 games of the 2023 season due to a thumb injury.

  • Whitmore competed with USA Basketball in the 2022 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Tijuana, Mexico. He was named MVP of the event after leading the U.S. to the gold medal, averaging 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

  • Villanova went 17-17 in 2022-23, and lost in the 1st round of the NIT tourney.

  • * Worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers.



Analysis done by @brettbischel. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
QDI
u/jryte

#5

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Bio: Villanova, July 8, 2004 (18), 6’5.75”, 235 lb, Forward

Stats:

Strengths:

  • Power and athleticism

  • Skilled two foot leaper

  • Explosiveness

  • Shooting potential

Weaknesses:

  • Can play out of control

  • Sloppy with the ball at times

  • Needs to refine handle

  • Can improve passing/playmaking/decision making

Rundown:

Cam is the type of athlete that doesn’t come around every year. His sheer power, and explosive athleticism are a thing to marvel at. While his tendency to play out of control and beyond his capabilities is worrisome, the GMs that pass up on him are going to have knots in their stomachs thinking about his star potential and what he could become.

Shades of: Aaron Gordon



Analysis done by @jryte. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
Raw Hoops
u/RawHoops

#5

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18.95 year-old 6'7 SF/PF. 2-Way Slasher. As an explosive athlete and versatile defender, Whitmore has a place in the league. His ceiling depends upon the improvement of his jumpshot and handles. Both have potential, but Whitmore is not currently a good shot creator. However, even if he can just be a catch-and-shoot threat, with his athleticism and ability to defend multiple positions, he should have a long NBA career ahead of him.

Strengths:

++Explosiveness

++Bounce

++Versatility

+Passing

+Defensive Instincts

+Age

Weaknesses:

--Shot Creation

-Offensive Consistency

-Offensive Bag

-Shot Blocking

Shades Of:

Miles Bridges, Jae Crowder, Aaron Gordon

Ceiling: All-Star, 2-Way Slashing Playmaker

Floor: Bench, Slasher

Team Fit:

Whitmore offers athleticism and versatility at the forward spot, but his interior defense and shooting will be a work in progress. His ideal landing spot has the patience and ability to develop him and minutes available for him to adjust to the NBA.

Best fits within range: Indiana, Utah, Portland



Analysis done by @RawHoops. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
Generic Person
u/amfueg0367

#10

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Cam Whitmore was a huge riser from the FIBA U19 tournament this past summer. He ended up coming away from the experience of winning the MVP over other top high school/draft prospects like Dereck Lively and Nick Smith Jr. Cam is this really unique ultra versatile player who is very much positionless which makes him an ideal player for this modern era of dynamicity. He is a really talented athlete who isn’t afraid to impose his physical traits upon his opponents. He is one of the most explosive players we’ve seen over the past few years off of two feet. He can use his strong frame to bully smaller wings and he uses his finesse and touch to weave around bigger forwards. His measurement testing at the combine was a bit worrying for me. He was measured in at only slightly above 6’5” which is concerning for a guy that is seen as a big time athlete but his vertical strength should make up for that. His ability to accelerate makes him a deadly transition threat that can’t be stopped once he gets going. Cam’s overall motor is insane and that paired with the fact that he is this big bruising forward that can zoom past any player on the court is what truly defines him as a menacing force not to be reckoned with. His start-and-stop capability is really special but sometimes he can get a little janky and out of control. He has a hard time maintaining a stable handle when driving downhill which can lead to turnovers but he can get the ball down the court and score effectively. His shot isn’t quite there but he has displayed some upside there over the year at Villanova. He was a solid shooter in high school and has been okay in college but he hasn’t been a reliable source of spacing. He isn’t the type to generate offense on the perimeter as he’s been very inconsistent in smaller sample sizes. He works best when trying to score in the open court or as an on-ball slasher. The shot does need to develop but I would also like for him to develop more of a bag in the post and expand his capability of scoring there in tricky situations. Cam is a very willing passer and has an unselfishness to him but it’s clear there’s not really a playmaking feel built there yet. He’s good at getting the ball around but I don’t see him being a real distributor due to a lack of feel in that aspect and the lack of real spacing to initiate half-court offense. Similar to his offense, his defense is also very versatile. He is a very nice interior stopper and is a deterrent for anyone on the inside. His aforementioned speed allows him to keep pace with anybody and he rarely gets beat. Cam’s inexperience and occasional tunnel vision have made him a streaky perimeter defender but he has all the tools necessary to be great at it and has shown flashes. He's good at anticipating what’s going to happen next. He knows when to come in as a shot blocker and when to go for the passing lane. He fights over screens well and is an overall physical defender. Cam knows how to stop drives to the basket and will rough up his defender using his bulkier build if needed. At Villanova, he has slowly been integrated into a bigger and bigger role offensively as he improves every game. He has been fighting for and earning more opportunities as he proves himself as a reliable player for their system. He does all of the little things right such as hustling down the court and rebounding the ball with effort. Cam has shown that he is a great talent that can work in a variety of roles in many different schemes due to his versatility on both ends of the floor. Villanova is a great way to prepare himself for the NBA style of play as they have been known for the way they mirror modern and trendy playstyles in the league. The school has generated a lot of pro talent and getting a player with Cam’s level of upside could make him really special. Teams should be eager to buy into his potential as a super versatile athletic freak. I’m a little lower on him due to his athletic reliance. He has shown real skills but that part of his game hasn’t been quite on par with other lottery level players. His burst is clearly there but with his smaller size it isn’t enough for him to be in that top tier of prospects for me. Players that rely on their vertical pop can go back to bite you as it isn’t something that can be leaned on too hard. If a franchise can fix the small easy mistakes like his handle, turnovers, and mental lapses, then he could become a cornerstone piece. He has all the flashes of a winning player in the league already at such a young age and can be a star in this league if he can find a way to make the game around him slow down.



Analysis done by @amfueg0367. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
PaoloOwnsYou
u/PaoloOwnsYou

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Cam Whitmore is one of the youngest prospects in the draft. He’ll still be 18 on draft night. He’s an NBA-level athlete with the body to match. Whitmore is the best wing in the class. He can get to the rim at any time and he’s great at scoring off the dribble. Whitmore’s been posterizing people since high school and he's an amazing athlete. His highlight reel is just crazy. He seems to have a nose for pulling down rebounds, especially on the offensive side. He’s always in the right place at the right time. Whitmore has improved a ton as a shooter throughout his high school and college years. He’s not a great dribbler or ball-handler. He's ok as a defender but he has a lot of upside in that aspect. He was inconsistent as a defender though. He prefers making moves like stepbacks to his left side which often benefits him. He's great off ball and has improved there a lot. His playmaking leaves a lot to be desired, as well as his decision making.



Analysis done by @PaoloOwnsYou. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
SimplyCJ18
u/SimplyCJ18

#6

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Miles Bridges with a better offensive package. Active slasher who can get to the rim at will. Decent shooter, but his strengths are definitely through power moves to the rim. Great athleticism and strength allow him to finish above the rim or go through defenders at the rim. Decent on-ball defender and rebounder.



Analysis done by @SimplyCJ18. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.
Ben Mackoff
u/benmackoff2

#5

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Cam Whitmore- Villanova (SF) Age:18.9yrs 6’7 225 (Miles Bridges)

Explosive athlete and has excellent scoring upside with his aggressiveness to get to the basket. Perimeter shooting is a work in progress but he has shown the ability to knock it down. Excellent off ball cutter finding open space for lanes to the basket where teammates can hit him. Seems to have tunnel vision sometimes as he does not look to pass or create for others and needs to tighten up his handle. With his athleticism, physicality and aggressiveness he has incredible defensive upside to guard multiple positions, get steals and even contest shots at the rim.

(26gs 27.3 mpg)(12.5ppg, 0.7ast 5.3rb, 47.8fg%, 34.3 3pt% 4.2 3pa)



Analysis done by @benmackoff2. View their full  draft big board and scouting reports here.