2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Reggie Bullock, Small Forward, North Carolina
Name: Reggie Bullock
Position: Small Forward
School/Country: North Carolina
Latest Stats: 13.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.3 spg
The North Carolina Tar Heels are returning a good chunk of talent in 2013-14, including star forward James Michael McAdoo. However, Reggie Bullock will not be apart of the Tar Heels’ program next season after making the decision to forgo his senior season and enter his name into the 2013 NBA Draft. Bullock, who stands at 6-foot-7, is labeled as a small forward, but will likely be able to bump up and play the two guard position in certain rotations if necessary.
After averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Tar Heels this past season, Bullock has the potential to be a late first, early second round selection. Bullock has great size and has been on the NBA radar since his time in high school. His decision to declare this season may have come as a little bit of shock, but considering he has the potential to be taken in the first round it’s a move that he obviously felt comfortable making.
Strengths: Bullock has good size on the wing and he doesn’t mind playing a physical game. He has continuously made strides in his shooting ability and is not afraid to put the ball on the floor and attack the rim. Bullock shot 43.6% from three point land this past season, a category in which he has made distinct improvements in since his freshman season. The 6-foot-7 forward saw an increase in minutes and made the most out of that opportunity in 2012-13, a good sign looking ahead.
Weaknesses: Bullock made improvements during his three seasons in Chapel Hill, but he never presented the greatest amount of versatility or star power. With that being said, he needs to expand his offensive game now that he is moving to the NBA and move away from being labeled as just an outside shooter.
Draft Projection: Late First, Early Second Round
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