Corey Kispert Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

A 2021 consensus All-American and the West Coast Conference player of the year, Corey Kispert is the best shooter in the 2021 draft. As a senior, Kispert averaged 18.6 PPG, 5 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.4 BPG, and 1.3 TOPG on shooting splits of 53/44/88. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Corey Kispert

Height/Weight: 6’7 ¼ / 224

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’7/ 8’6

Hand size: 10

Position: Forward

College/ country: Gonzaga

Tools: Shooting


  • Elite 3 point shooter from anywhere at any motion
  • Good size as a shooter
  • Improved finisher as a senior
  • Quick release on jumper
  • Adequate open-floor athlete
  • Strong runner/floater
  • Adequate passer


  • Limited ball-handler
  • Concern regarding finishing in traffic
  • Short arms
  • Unlikely to be much of an overall playmaker for others
  • Poor recovery ability and overall low defensive ceiling


Corey Kispert is the best shooter in the 2021 NBA Draft, and has the potential to have minimal value in surrounding areas, including tertiary passing, some finishing, and having a reliable floater. Kispert has shown at times that he can pass out of traps and find cutters, which can open up his game to becoming a bit more well-rounded. Kispert’s most positive impact will always directly come from scoring, whether it’s off-ball movement, out of hand-offs, using screens, or using his ultra-reliable 10 foot floater. His swing skill is his finishing ability, which exploded in 2020-21. I was low on Kispert last season because I didn’t trust the finishing, and this year I have moved him safely into my top 20 because of that improved ability. Kispert is often knocked for playing on a stacked Gonzaga team, which could have hidden his weaknesses and overstated his strengths, but I think the opposite; Kispert will be able to do a lot of what he did this year with NBA spacing and NBA talent all around him. If Kispert goes to a playoff team, he will contend for an All-Rookie spot.

Similar to: Cameron Johnson, Joe Harris, Doug McDermott

Projected draft range: 8-18

Expected role: Shooter that provides minimal value in other areas, with very few flaws

Unplayable if: Highly unlikely, but his impact is minimal on the floor when his jumper isn’t falling, like most pure shooters. If his finishing doesn’t translate, he may struggle scoring outside of 3 point shooting.

Exceeds expectations if: Finishing translates and his ability to minimally self-create, such as 2 dribble moves using screens, becomes a weapon in the NBA.

Best Fits:

  • Denver Nuggets
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • New Orleans Pelicans


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