Bucks Select Damien Inglis at #31

Bio: Damien Inglis

  • Birthday: 5/20/95
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 240
  • Team: Roanne
  • Hometown: Cayenne, France

Strengths: He has an astonishing combination of size, physical skills, length and speed ... He’s already well developed from the muscular standpoint, especially in the upper body, with long arms and strong hands ... His solid body structure allows him to effectively withstand contact, and to attack the basket without struggles even at senior level, plus he has shown the ability to exploit his size by posting up smaller and weaker opponents ... He has remarkable passing skills and ball handling abilities … He tends to switch to the PG position on offense, exploiting his ability to beat his direct defender to create for himself and his teammates ... He loves to attack the basket in ISO situations, exploiting his physical skills and his speed, with a slashing style of game ... He plays with energy and intensity giving an effective contribution in various aspects of the game, he’s also a good rebounder for his position ... On the defensive side he puts great pressure exploiting his body and quick hands. 

Weaknesses: His shooting is the biggest flaw and a point of concern, even if he has shown significant improvements since last year, especially from three point ... His mechanics in particular needs several adjustments, both from a quickness and release standpoint ... His game comprehension and playmaking skills are still rather raw, bad decision making leads to frequent turnovers, especially when put under pressure by his defender ... At the youth level his game was based on physical domination, but with the increase in level of opponents, his effectiveness has significantly decreased ... On the defensive side he has terrific potential, but he’s not consistent and he lacks the fundamentals of positioning in a structured system ... As highlighted by Michael Visenberg during the Hoop Summit, his focus and attitude are a red flag, which limit his consistency during games ... His bad body language and poor determination could really limit his appeal, despite he possessing first round talent.

Notes: Measured 6-8.5 in shoes, 240 lbs, 7'3 wingspan, and a 8'11.5 standing reach at the 201Nike Hoop Summit ... A French Guyana native, Inglis grew up from the basketball standpoint playing with INSEP, being included in all French junior National teams. He has been one of the top performers during 2013 NIJT tournaments in Belgrade and London. This summer he signed a contract with the ProA team of Roanne, where he’s averaging 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds (49% from the field, 38.7% from three points). He was in the roster of world team during 2014 hoop summit (4 points and 4 rebounds in 15 minutes on the court).