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Josh Huestis

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 230
  • Birthdate: 12/19/1991
  • College: Stanford
Round 1: Pick 29
Drafted By: Oklahoma City Thunder 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Length (7-1 wingspan)
  • Good shot blocker
  • Can guard multiple positions
  • Good rebounder
  • Versatile
  • Good athlete
  • Good size for a small forward
  • Can make 3s
  • Smart

 

Weaknesses

  • Not a great ball handler
  • Free-throw shooting
  • Not a prolific scorer

 

NBA projection: Huestis has been projected by some draft analysts as a second-round pick after an impressive showing in the Portsmouth Invitational.

 

2013-14 Season

Huestis, a Pac-12 Defensive team selection, helped take Stanford to the NCAA tournament while leading the Cardinal in rebounding and blocked shots.

 

Key statistics: 11.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.9 bpg, 1.2 tpg, 35.2 mpg, .451 FG, .338 3PT, .627 FT

 

Cool statistic: Huestis is Stanford’s all-time leading shot blocker. He turned back 69 shots in 2013-14 to increase his career total to 190.

 

Reminds me of: Thabo Sefolosha

 

What Insiders Say

Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins

"He has tremendous timing. It's a gift that he has. The thing I've always admired is his ability to know when not to block them. A lot of times, guys that block shots try to get everything, and you're in foul trouble all the time because you're constantly off your feet. He picks his spots well.”

 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch