Elite first step gets downhill in a hurry
Crafty and athletic finisher in and around the paint
Good rebounder from the wing position (8.2 season) will push in transition
Has good vision, uses his size to see over the top of the defense and his ability to draw attention in the lane to setup teammates
Uses length and athleticism well as a perimeter defender
Poor 3pt shooter (25.4 career)
Lacks effort on the defensive end
Lackadaisical with the ball on passes at times
Needs to get stronger and put on some weight
Dereon has a lot of skill to work with; he has an elite first step which allows him to get downhill, he finishes well around the rim, and he's long & athletic. Couple that with his ability to rebound & push in transition, along with a willingness to pass. He must improve his shooting stroke from the 3pt line, his defensive engagement, and carelessness with the ball.
ACC Most Improved Player (2022)
ACC All-Second Team (2022)
Georgia Elite 8 Tip-Off Classic – Powder Springs, GA – 11/10/2018
He was dominant getting into the lane and finishing with contact throughout the duration of the game. He has an explosive first step, a good handle that allowed him to get by his defender, and then change directions when help comes or his defender recovers. I was most impressed with his ability to play the passing lane to get steals and deflections. His length allows him to press-up on ball handlers and still take away passing angles. However, he did make a few unnecessary gambles that put his team in a bad spot. Off the ball, he made himself wide using his entire wingspan to prevent driving and passing lanes and he displayed great instincts to jump crosscourt passes, converting them into easy baskets on the other end. I would have liked to see him be a bit more vocal on the offensive end to orchestrate sets for his team.
Vs. Georgia Tech – Atlanta, GA – 2/15/2022
Offensively, he used his quickness to create off the dribble and get into the lane, which put continuous pressure on the defense, he finished the game 3-6 from the field but was fouled seven times leading to nine free-throw attempts. He was also active on the boards pulling down eight on the defensive end, which he looked to push every time not allowing the defense to set up. Lastly, I was impressed with his intentional desire to pick up and guard the ball 94ft on several occasions.
Seabron is a poor defender in the defensive versatility metrics, ranking in the 23rd percentile. While he does not foul often, he allows 56% from 2 and rarely forces turnovers.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.