Chicago Bulls Second Round Draft Prospects: Michigan Men

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Jordan Poole: 12.8 Points per game | 3.0 Rebounds per game | 36.9 Three-point percentage

NBA Combine numbers:

Body Fat: 7.50 percent
Hand Length: 8.25
Hand Width: 8.5
Height Without Shoes: 6-foot-3.5
Height With Shoes: 6-foot-5.5
Standing Reach: 8-foot-3.5′
Weight: 190.8
Wingspan: 6-foot-6.75′

About Poole:

Poole was electric most of his second season at Michigan and could be an underrated prospect if his three-point shot looks as pure as it did in college. However, his size, defense, and physicality with a defender all over him can cause some teams to pass on the Milwaukee native.

Poole lit up most of the teams he faced after a slow start to his sophomore season and finished second on the team in scoring. A player like Poole off the bench for the Bulls would provide a scorers mentality with from a much-needed combo guard.

A skill set built for a shooting guard, he lit up the three-point shooting arc at 37 percent in both seasons at Michigan, shot 83 percent from the free throw line, and 43 percent in field goal range.

In the defensive efforts we’ve seen from Poole, there has been a lack of game-altering plays being made. Poole often deferred to the opponents best player as Zavier Simpson was the lockdown defender for the Wolverines leaving Poole to focus on scoring and directing the offense.

Bottom Line:

It’s a no-brainer if Poole is drafted it’s solely because he can get hot off the bench, shoot with confidence, and provide solid minutes for a rebuilding team like Chicago. The No. 38 pick may be to steep for Poole as most projections land him late in the second round.

Look for him to be somewhere in the 45-55 pick range with Chicago to pull the trigger if he hits the free agent market, but he’s worked out with teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, and Oklahoma City Thunder; all who pick late in the second round and need a backup guard that can score.

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