Film Room: 5 Most Important C.J. Wilcox Strengths

Josh Cohen
Digital News Manager

By Josh CohenJuly 15, 2016

C.J. Wilcox is a pure shooter. He has excellent shooting form, mechanics and range. In fact, in the D-League the past two years he shot 42 percent from 3-point distance and in 23 games with the Clippers last season he shot 39 percent from beyond the arc. Wilcox is also the University of Washington’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made (301 total). WATCH:

Wilcox does an extremely effective job moving without the ball. He prefers to run around screens rather than be a spot-up shooter in the corner. Wilcox has endless endurance and often it looks like he’s in a maze the way he searches for picks and curls around teammates to try and free up for shot. WATCH:

While he’s not someone that thrives creating shots for himself off the dribble, Wilcox has a very solid pump fake and is able to get defenders off their feet. He is very comfortable taking a a dribble or two and stepping into a jumper rather than exclusively shoot off screens. WATCH:

Even though he’s not really explosive, Wilcox is athletic and has terrific shooting guard length (6’5). He’s also very willing to play at a fast pace and get out in transition. While he’s not known for his defense, Wilcox has fairly good instincts and a nose for the ball. He also has good enough ball handling and passing skills to be the front man on a fast break. WATCH:

Wilcox is never going to fly to the rim and finish with authority. But, he’s not afraid to drive hard to the hoop. He has a quick enough first step to get by some defenders and he has a soft touch around the basket. He shot a pretty good overall percentage (46 percent) from the field last year in the D-League (split time between Bakersfield and Canton). WATCH: