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College Level

Pac 12

Draft Eligible

2023

Kijani

Wright

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DOB

Team

Sierra Canyon & Compton Magic (3SSB)

Position

PF

Height

6'9"

Wingspan

Weight

Hand

235 lbs.

Right

Contact

ETOP UDO-EMA 562-714-0422 Kijani Wright 310-729-9175

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Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Tough with a very high motor

  • Huge frame which he uses to his advantage in the paint 

  • Understand when to take advantage of players who aren't as big or strong as he is

  • Very vocal on the defensive end of the court

  • Has soft touch around the rim

  • Can knock down a 15ft jump shot 

  • Good footwork in the post, likes to use a drop step over his left shoulder

  • Tough with a very high motor

  • Huge frame which he uses to his advantage in the paint 

  • Understand when to take advantage of players who aren't as big or strong as he is

  • Very vocal on the defensive end of the court

  • Has soft touch around the rim

  • Can knock down a 15ft jump shot 

  • Good footwork in the post, likes to use a drop step over his left shoulder

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add to his post package (only the drop step)

  • Struggles with players who are just as big and strong

  • Limited shooting range outside of 15ft

  • Not the greatest athlete

  • Will get sped up if you double him in the post

  • Tough with a very high motor

  • Huge frame which he uses to his advantage in the paint 

  • Understand when to take advantage of players who aren't as big or strong as he is

  • Very vocal on the defensive end of the court

  • Has soft touch around the rim

  • Can knock down a 15ft jump shot 

  • Good footwork in the post, likes to use a drop step over his left shoulder

Summary

Kijani Wright is a big physical PF who loves to compete on the offensive and defensive boards. His passion and aggressiveness is what really separates him from his counterparts especially on the defensive end. He has great hands and runs the floor very well. He can finish well in and around the lane and can step out and knock down a 15ft jumper. While not being the greatest athlete his ability to outhustle, and outwork his opponents more than makes up for some of his athletic deficiencies. He must extend his range and improve his footwork around the paint to make him a more dangerous threat on offense. Defensively his is a liability on PnR covers switching on the perimeter.

  • Tough with a very high motor

  • Huge frame which he uses to his advantage in the paint 

  • Understand when to take advantage of players who aren't as big or strong as he is

  • Very vocal on the defensive end of the court

  • Has soft touch around the rim

  • Can knock down a 15ft jump shot 

  • Good footwork in the post, likes to use a drop step over his left shoulder

Reports

Game Report 1
Game Report 2
Game Report 3
Game Report 4
Intel Report 1
Intel Report 2
Intel Report 3
Intel Report 4

Notes

UC All-American - Atlanta, GA - 3/31/2019


Nice running hook in the lane, soft touch around the basket crashes the boards, can step out and shoot the 3.
   

USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 7/26-28/2019

Nice frame, wide shoulders. Has good hands and feet. He can finish around the rim but struggles to score of length. Blocks shots and is tough on the boards.

USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019

A massive frame, wide shoulders, and big hands. He understands how to discard   defender in the lane and will finish over the top. He is a monster on the boards, seems to grab every shot that comes off the rim.


UC All-American - Atlanta, GA - 3/31/2019


Nice running hook in the lane, soft touch around the basket crashes the boards, can step out and shoot the 3.
   

USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 7/26-28/2019

Nice frame, wide shoulders. Has good hands and feet. He can finish around the rim but struggles to score of length. Blocks shots and is tough on the boards.

USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019

A massive frame, wide shoulders, and big hands. He understands how to discard   defender in the lane and will finish over the top. He is a monster on the boards, seems to grab every shot that comes off the rim.


Offers

USC- Signed (Nov. 10, 2021)

  • Arkansas

  • Texas

  • Arizona State

  • Cal, Berkeley

  • Florida State

  • Kansas

  • Loyola Marymount

  • Michigan State

  • Oregon

  • Pitt

  • Stanford

  • UNLV

  • Vanderbilt

  • Arizona

  • Duke

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Honors

  • ESPN100 - 38th Ranked Player 2022

  • 247 Sports - 34th Ranked Player 2022

  • 2019 U16 Americas Championship - Gold

  • 2022 McDonalds All-American

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Statistics

2021 Adidas 3SSB Stats 


8.6 PTS || 7.0 REB || 1.0 AST || 0.8 BLK || 40.0 FG%

2021 Adidas 3SSB Stats 


8.6 PTS || 7.0 REB || 1.0 AST || 0.8 BLK || 40.0 FG%

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