Kalob Ledoux missed the 2021 NBA Draft deadline out of Louisiana Tech, which brought him to the G League making him auto-eligible. On the year with Santa Cruz, Ledoux averaged 13 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2 APG, 0.8 SPG, and 1.4 TOPG on shooting splits of 44/40/78. Ledoux is someone I have monitored since his freshman year at McNeese, and was fortunate enough to see train this spring. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Kaleb Ledoux
Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A
Hand size: N/A
College/ country: McNeese St
- Nice shooting form
- Deep range on his jumper
- Good passer on the move
- Tough to stop off of screens
- Quick first step
- Excellent shooting off the dribble to the right
- Low turnover rate
- Limited defensive upside
- Should add strength/weight
- Mild frame
- Needs to improve mid range shooting
- A bit of a tweener
Kalob Ledoux is a sharpshooting guard with deep range that can shoot in a variety of ways.
From a standstill, Ledoux cannot be left alone as a jump shooter. Ranking in the 68th percentile on unguarded catch and shoot attempts, 93rd percentile off of screens as a shooter, and 40% shooting from 3 overall, Ledoux fits well as an off-ball guard. Ledoux can use his shooting strength to his advantage, being able to hit jumpers off of fakes, particularly to the right side.
Ledoux continues to train to further his deep range and space the floor at an elite level, especially off the dribble. If he can become elite at his shooting craft, a team will be able to find Ledoux a spot on their roster, even if it is an end of bench spot.
As a playmaker, Ledoux didn’t get to showcase much passing in the G League, but has some track record of passing efficiency, going all the way back to his days at Louisiana Tech and McNeese State. Ledoux finds cutters well, he is good at dumping off to his big man, and he is a selfless passer that willingly makes the extra pass. Despite being a pure shooter/scorer, he still has a pass-first mentality and doesn’t get tunnel vision. Ledoux can operate screens well, which will do him wonders as both a playmaker and scorer, especially off of high screens to leverage his deep range.
Defensively, Ledoux doesn’t offer much value due to his average size, short arms, and mild footspeed, but could be hidden rather easily on a good defensive team in need of guard shooting with range. Luckily, Ledoux’s defense won’t make or break his role or impact at the next level, so this shortcoming holds only a small amount of weight.
Overall, Ledoux is a deep shooting guard with some playmaking elements to his game that can come off the bench for NBA teams in dire situations of dry offense. Ledoux can hang with any shooter toe-to-toe, and in a shooter’s league, his impressive 3 point shooting should stand out in workouts for NBA teams. At the minimum, Ledoux should be a prime candidate to be on a two-way contract with the Warriors, bringing him back to his pre-draft team.
NBA Comparison: Tyler Harvey, Shamorie Ponds
Projected draft range: Undrafted
Expected role: Microwave scorer off the deep bench.
Unplayable if: Skills outside of shooting doesn’t develop
Exceeds expectations if: 3 point shooting versatility becomes enough of a weapon to