James Thompson IV

  • Outstanding rebounder, especially at the offensive end
  • He is quick off the floor with nice length which helps him on the offensive boards
  • Has steadily improved his offensive game from dunks and hooks to a mid-range jumper
  • He has soft touch around the rim
  • Extremely efficient and usually takes good shots
  • Very mobile, runs the floor well and moves laterally well
  • Good, not great shot blocker
  • He does a nice job drawing contact in the paint

  • Weaknesses
  • He can get emotional which throws his game off, leaving him to disappear at times
  • Needs to be more aggressive and call for the ball
  • He has to get stronger defending the post
  • Poor free throw shooter who leaves a lot of points at the line

  • Bottom Line
  • His athleticism and rebounding should translate at the next level. If he can continue to stretch his range, he should make a nice role player off the bench.