2013 NBA Draft Breakdown and Scouting Report for Reggie Bullock

Jonathan Wasserman@@NBADraftWassNBA Lead WriterJune 9, 2013

Mar 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Reggie Bullock (35) puts up a shot against the Villanova Wildcats in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
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Reggie Bullock broke out his junior year at North Carolina after two years of blending in. He improved statistically across the board and has emerged as one of the top shooting wings in this year's field.

In 31 minutes a game, Bullock averaged nearly 14 points, 6.5 boards and 2.9 assists on 48 percent shooting.


Physical Tools

At 6'7'' with long arms, he has your typical size for an NBA wing. He's a good athlete, but not one that will knock your socks off. He's mobile enough to slash between the defense and finish on the move, though he lacks the explosiveness to make routine plays above the rim.

Bullock weighed in at a hair under 200 pounds, though he's got the frame capable of adding more muscle. He'll need to do so for defensive purposes and finishing at the rim.

Overall, his physical tools shouldn't prevent him from excelling in his projected role as a stretch-forward.


Offensive Identity

Bullock is a perimeter scorer with a lethal jumper. He can score off cuts to the basket, but creating offense is not his forte. He'll be used at the next level to spread the floor and play off a team's ball-dominant scorers.



Reggie Bullock's most effective offensive weapon is his three-ball. He shot it 43.6 percent on 5.8 attempts per game. You'll have a tough time finding a better ratio elsewhere.

Through three years at North Carolina, he hit a total of 188 three-pointers and 170 two-pointers.

Bullock looks incredibly locked in when he's able to catch and release without contest, rarely ever missing the target by much.

He can catch, square and release as quickly as any shooter in the field:


Using Screens

Bullock uses off-ball screens effectively to free himself up. He knows how to get open, which is typically half the battle for perimeter-oriented scorers:

Below, Bullock uses a down screen to pop out behind the arc. He's a guy you can set up quick-hitter plays with in the half court:



One-Dribble Pull-up

He's also capable of putting it on the floor for a dribble or two before pulling up. This helps increase Bullock's scoring opportunities, as he's able to dribble over screens and stop-and-pop in space:



Bullock projects as a defensive asset. Given his size, length and athleticism, he's got the tools to lock down opposing perimeter scorers.

He shows good energy and active hands when defending on the ball and is quick to get over screens if they're not properly set:



Bullock is limited off the dribble, and it affects his ability to generate half-court offense on his own. Most of his scoring opportunities come as a spot-up shooter, line-driver or a catch-and-finisher.

He averaged .6 free-throw attempts as a sophomore and 2.1 as a junior, illustrating how little a threat he is one-on-one.

Without the ability to create, Bullock's upside is fairly limited. He doesn't project as anything more than a role player, not that there's anything wrong with that.


Draft Breakdown and NBA Outlook

Bullock will enter the draft with an established identity, which should make it easy for teams in the market for a "Three and D" wing to seek him out.

He's a guy who can come in and contribute immediately given his three-ball, NBA-level athleticism and defensive tools. Playoff teams looking to improve in 2013-14 can get a cheap source of offense from him at the end of Round 1.