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2020 NBA Draft Profile: Cassius Stanley

Cassius Stanley has been a heavily-covered prospect since his time at Sierra Canyon Academy. Sierra Canyon is known for their impressive group of alumni/current players which include Lebron James Jr. (Bronny), Zhaire Wade, Marvin Bagely III, Scottie Pippen Jr., and more. Stanley is an explosive two-guard and could be an interesting prospect for the Mavericks to consider selecting with their 31st pick.

The Specs

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 195

Wingspan: 6’7”

Key Notes


  • Explosive, likely has the highest vertical in the draft
  • Above average three-point shooter
  • Great alley-oop finisher and dunker
  • Good at finding lanes to run in transition
  • Very quick and athletic
  • Below average free-throw shooter
  • Described as inconsistent on the offensive end
  • Needs to add weight if he’s going to be attacking the paint against NBA defenders


  • Despite being mostly praised for his offensive abilities, he’s proved to be a reliable defender at Duke
  • Athleticism allows him to get rebounds as a guard
  • Very disciplined, lots of energy on defense
  • Shows ability to read passes and get in passing lanes
  • Potentially shorter wingspan
  • Inconsistent overall as a defender
  • Sneaky ability to shot block

Active Player Comparisons

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Stats and Accomplishments

Also ACC All-Freshman team

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