Standing 6'7 in shoes with a 6'11 wingspan and a 199-pound frame, Kris Wilkes has nice size for a small forward. Only adding 8 pounds to his frame over the last 2 years, Wilkes will need to get stronger to prepare himself for the rigors of the college game, and improving his frame could allow him to play some power forward at the next level down the road, something that would improve his versatility from a professional standpoint.
Kris Wilkes, 6-7, SF/PF, North Central High School, IN 2017 Class, Uncommitted
Strengths -Impressive physical profile. Tremendous athlete. Frame that will out nicely in time. Highly explosive vertically, and also has nice quickness -Very effective in transition -Has some instincts as a scorer -Shows some flashes as a jump-shooter. Gets off the floor and can throw the ball in the basket. Makes turnaround jumpers out of the post -Can get to the rim in a straight line -Has the potential to be a multi-positional defender who can make plays on the perimeter and interior. Covers ground nicely. Switches ball screens
Weaknesses -Has the measurements of a small forward at 6'7 in shoes, 194 pounds with a 6'10 ½ wingspan and an 8'8 standing reach, but the game of 4-man right now. -Average ball-handler. Straight line guy. No off hand. Settles for floaters from outside the paint -Feel for the game is average. Average passer. Doesn't always know his limitations. Very focused on his scoring, to the point of demonstrating poor shot-selection. -Jump-shot is a major work in progress. Doesn't get great balance underneath him. Kicks his legs out on the release. -Catch and shoot guy right now. Doesn't have any off the dribble shooting ability -Still figuring out how to fully utilize his tools defensively. Plays on his heels at times, reaches.
OutlookFace-up 4-man tracking as a McDonald's All-American early on judging by his recruiting rankings. Has some real tools to work with physically, particularly on the defensive end, but has a long ways to go skill-wise at the same time.