Fascinating look at the official scouting report on Miles Bridges written up from the NBA Combine.
Thanks to our pals at @spartancenter, we’re getting a great look at the official, detailed scouting report on Miles Bridges from the NBA Combine (see below).
I don’t know if any of us gave Bridges enough credit for what the NBA Combine is recognizing here in a somewhat surprisingly prioritized strength – the fact that Bridges improved his free throw percentage from his freshman year to his sophomore to such an eye-popping degree.
Bridges went from 68% to 85% in one year.
Am I the only one who sees that improvement as being an incredible jump from one season to the next?
Another very interesting aspect of this scouting report – the very first “Weakness” alludes to the fact that Bridges has not yet reached his physical maturity.
We all have a tendency to forget that these guys are 20 and 21 years old.
Bridges is still growing and will benefit from the guidance of NBA-level conditioning experts and the how a guy like him will evolve physically through an 82-game schedule and all that entails.
Really interesting to read this scouting report and good to see the respect Tom Izzo’s program gets here in the “Strengths” for Bridges.
One thing I don’t see in this scouting report is any commentary on the potential Bridges has demonstrated in terms of being able to take six steps with the ball without/before dribbling but not being called for traveling by the NBA officials.
I think Bridges has shown real promise in the “ability to travel with the ball” metric but I don’t know if he realizes what an important part of the game this is for a player once in the NBA.
Enjoy this fun look at how Bridges is broken down by the NBA Combine folks.