Gui Santos Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

After withdrawing from the 2021 draft, Gui Santos had a breakout season in the Brazilian league. On the year, Santos averaged 10.5 PPG, 5 RPG, 2.2 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.8 BPG, and 1.9 TOPG on shooting splits of 45/33//73. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Gui Santos

Height/Weight: ~6’8/190

Wingspan/ standing reach: ~7’1/N/A

Hand size: N/A

Position: SG

Pre-Draft team: Minas (Brazil)

Tools: Length, creation + size


  • Good shooter off the dribble
  • Potential playmaking ability on the wing
  • Projectable jump shot with good form and solid release point
  • Good go-to stepback jump shot
  • Good rebounder
  • Upside to create out of P&R
  • Long arms


  • Struggles defending drives
  • Can be often out of stance defensively
  • Must get more consistent as a shooter, especially as a spot-up shooter
  • Needs to tighten handle a bit more
  • Not very explosive, especially out of self-creation
  • Needs to get better at finishing at the rim
  • Must reduce turnovers 


Gui Santos is a raw jumbo-creator with the ability to score as a jump shooter and run pick & rolls with good size, but lacking as a defender and athlete. The hope with Santos is that he can put together his raw skill-set and turn it into becoming a useful mismatch creator that can be trusted with the ball in his hands. He will need to become a better defender with more effort given his physical tools, but the play on Santos is purely upside at 20 on draft night.

Gui Santos will need a year before coming over to the NBA in order to continue refining his game at such a young age. As he develops and speeds up his jump shot over defenders and adds more moves to his arsenal as a creator, he will become more NBA ready. He is still raw, so teams must be patient, but can fall in love with a good frame and overall tools (dribble, pass, shoot) to gamble on developing.

Similar to: Alec Burks, early career Gordon Hayward

Projected draft range: 2nd round

Expected role: Jumbo creator with high offensive upside.

Unplayable if: Defense is unplayable, and scoring doesn’t scale up from Brazil to the NBA

Exceeds expectations if


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