BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Darius Bazley

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Darius Bazley (Cincinnati, Ohio), Princeton – 2018
Height: 6’7″

Position: Forward
Committed College: Syracuse
Star Grade:



By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: October 12, 2017
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Bazley was fantastic in this setting. His energy and activity separates him from similar looking prospects. He struggled to stretch the floor with his outside shot showing a bit of an awkwardness in his delivery. Though Bazley’s skill set is still a work in progress, his ability to make plays at the rim with his bounce was noteworthy.

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Missouri)

Bazley is a hybrid forward as a face up 4 guy based on his play here. He was much more comfortable in that role than he was back to basket. A left-hand dominant prospect, Bazley didn’t showcase the ball skill needed to play the perimeter full-time but did a myriad of things well in this elite setting.

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Missouri)

Bazley is a combo forward that reminds me of Ira Lee (CA-17). He posted up and finished while also leading the break as a handler. He has good size and a high follow through.

Highlights of Bazley courtesy of PrepHoopsTV



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB