Shamiel Stevenson, Canada, SF, Class of 2017, Pitt, 18.9 Strengths
-Strong, developed frame at 6-6, 236 pounds. Proportionate through upper and lower body. Although he operates more on the wing he has the strength to play some super small-ball four. Decent length relative to his height - 6' 9 wingspan.
-Aggressive straight line driver. Doesn't shy away from contact. Puts pressure on the rim. Uses his strength to power his way to the rim. Lifetime 65.8% from two.
-Solid athlete in the open floor. Fluid in transition. Good lower body agility.
-Slow release but shooting stroke is developable. Gets rotation.
-Uses his size and agility to guard on the perimeter. Has the strength to slide up and guard some small-ball fours for stretches. Fairly active off ball: 1.4 blocks per 40 minutes.
-Good positional rebounder. Will crash the glass. 8.9 rebounds per 40.Weaknesses
-Skill set has room to improve in order to play strictly as a wing. Didn't show much comfort playing out of ball screens. Best as a straight line slasher. Doesn't have much wiggle.
-Slow getting into his jumper. Career 53.1% from the free throw line. Shoots a set shot. Not much of a threat to pull up off the dribble.
-Showed some flashes as a passer but looking to score first and foremost. Can get a bit wild going to the rim.
-More powerful than freaky explosive
-Solid length relative to height but doesn't have the ideal reach for a small-ball four type if a coach is hoping to utilize his strong frame as a mismatch power forward.
-Body language can improve. Regularly complaining to refs. Rolling eyes at teammates when he doesn't get the ball. Overall demeanor was a bit off-putting.Outlook
The Pitt commit is worth keeping an eye on because of his combination of strength and agility as a power wing who could even slide up to the four in small-ball lineups at the collegiate level. Stevenson needs to polish up his overall skill set, namely his jumper, to really enter the conversation as a legitimate NBA prospect, but he should be a productive college player in the ACC and could have a shot after four years.