Oscar Da Silva Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

A member of the All-PAC 12 teams in both his upperclassmen years, Oscar Da Silva had a strong collegiate career at Stanford, before he went to Germany for the final months of the season to prepare for the NBA Draft. As a senior at Stanford, Da Silva averaged 18.5 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG, and 2.5 TOPG on shooting splits of 57/31/79. Below is his full scouting report:

 Name: Oscar Da Silva

Height/Weight: 6’11/ 225

Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’0/ 8’9 ½ 

Hand size: 9

Position: Power Forward

College / country: Stanford / Germany

Tools: IQ/instincts, versatility


  • Ability to handle the ball
  • Outstanding basketball IQ
  • Strong defensive instincts
  • Good finisher at the rim
  • Good rebounder
  • Potential as a stretch big


  • Doesn’t have much explosiveness
  • A little heavy-footed defensively
  • Doesn’t add much shooting on the move/ off the dribble
  • Needs to add strength
  • Must continue improving shooting consistency
  • Can struggle to defend the P&R at times


Oscar Da Silva is an intelligent forward with potential to stretch the floor and serve as a glue guy due to his passing and defensive IQ. Da Silva has high-level fundamentals, but lacks a strong physical profile, needing to get stronger and lacking length & athleticism. Despite these physical shortcomings, Da Silva was a high impact player at Stanford. He struggled in Germany, unable to shoot the 3 ball and often got bullied inside the paint. He was weak in the pick & roll defensively, which could be a way to force him off the court in high-pressure moments in the NBA. His lack of defensive footspeed was most apparent when defending the pick & roll in Germany. Da Silva still brings value as a finisher, rebounder, potential as a shooter, and a high motor that helps him a lot on the defensive end. 

Similar to: Brandon Clarke, Andrew Nicholson

Projected draft range: Undrafted

Expected role: Two-way big off the bench that can drive, shoot, and defend the weak-side of the paint. 

Unplayable if: Jump shooting doesn’t progress and pick & roll defense can’t improve due to athletic limitations. In Germany, both his lack of shooting success and P&R struggles almost played him off the floor at times.

Exceeds expectations if: Jump shooting translates, passing becomes a key skill, and defensive IQ makes up for lack of length and athleticism