A somewhat unknown international prospect, Hernangomez’s play in the Spanish ACB League (2nd best league in the World) has turned heads as he has been more productive at a similar age than future NBA players such as Nikola Mirotic, Ricky Rubio, Serge Ibaka, and Kristaps Porzingis.
Hernangomez is something of a tweener forward as he has the body type of a power forward, with a frame that can fill out, but plays more of a perimeter-based game and has the quickness to pull it off right now.
He is an aggressive player who excels at attacking the basket and drawing fouls while shooting nearly 36 percent from three-point range. He also has a great motor and is constantly flying around the court.
He will need to improve defensively as he lacks some basic fundamentals on that end and isn’t quite strong enough to deal with more physical power forwards. His decision-making on offense also needs work, but the combination of existing tools and potential makes him very intriguing.