Reddish is the second Duke freshman to enter his name into the draft following yesterday’s announcement from R.J. Barrett. Point guard Tre Jones is returning to school for his sophomore season while the all-but-assured top pick in this year’s draft, Zion Williamson, has yet to announce a decision.
Reddish, 19, was a McDonald’s All-American and Mr. Basketball in his home state of Pennsylvania before making his way to Durham as a consensus top-5 recruit for the class of 2018. As a freshman this season, he averaged a respectable 13.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 1.6 SPG while largely playing third fiddle to both Barrett and Williamson. He also started in all but one of the 36 games he played during the 2018/19 campaign.
Once considered a potential top-3 pick, Reddish has slipped a bit in the latest set of prospect rankings by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The 6’9” wing is now only rated as the No. 7 overall prospect for 2019, but he is still the highest-ranked small forward just ahead of Indiana’s Romeo Langford. Givony’s scouting report notes Reddish’s outstanding size and fluidity for the position, but a lack of effort and consistency overall.