Warriors select Eric Paschall with No. 41 pick
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With the No. 41 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Villanova forward Eric Paschall.

Paschall was one of two returning starters from the Wildcats' 2018 national championship squad. The 22-year-old has developed from a complementary role to one of Villanova's main offensive options, helping the Wildcats recover from a slow start. Paschall was their leading rebounder (6.1) and ranked second in team scoring (16.5) during his senior season. He shot a respectable 34.8 percent from distance, but his 3-point shooting isn't his strong suit and has room for improvement.

Paschall shined during the school's third consecutive Big East Tournament title run and was named to the tournament's first team. Overall, his contributions earned him first-team All-Big East honors.

Bio

Position: SF/PF
School: Villanova
College experience: Senior
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 254 lbs
Wingspan: 7-feet
Max vertical: 38 inches

Strengths

  • Plays with a physical edge and doesn't shy away from contact.
  • Outstanding finisher around the basket; converted 68.2 percent of attempts at the rim in the half court (94th percentile).
  • Has a relentless motor; shows a ton of fight on the glass and is willing to get after loose balls.
  • Can defend multiple positions.
  • Pull-up and catch-and-shoot threat.

Weaknesses

  • Didn't respond well to on-ball pressure; had a career-high 82 turnovers last season.
  • Despite his length, he's undersized and not a great interior defender or rim-protector (averaged 0.5 blocks per contest over four-year collegiate career).
  • Streaky shooter; can go ice-cold for long stretches.
  • He'll turn 23 shortly after the season tips off, so he may develop less than other draftees who are three-to-four years younger.
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