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Nate Darling

UAB Sophomore
Not in any ranking or draft
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Age: 19.5
Position: SG
Jerseys: #13
High School: DeMatha Catholic High School (Maryland)
Hometown: Bedford, NS
AAU: DC Premier
College: UAB
Current Team: UAB
Win - Loss: 15 - 11

Basic Per Game Stats

Season GP Min Pts 2pt 3pt FT Rebounds Ast Stl Blk TO PF
M A % M A % M A % Off Def Tot
2017/18 26 27.0 9.7 1.7 2.8 61.1% 1.7 4.6 37.8% 1.2 1.4 83.3% 0.4 2.6 3.0 2.8 0.5 0.3 1.9 1.6

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BioSteel All Canadian High School Basketball Game Scouting Reports

Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Apr 13, 2016, 03:54 pm
Nate Darling, 6-2 PG/SG, Toronto, 1999

Strengths
-Big-time shooter. Doesn't have the most traditional mechanics but gets great rotation and has natural touch. Unwavering confidence.
-Range beyond the college 3-point line. Good footwork. Very good off the catch, as well as off the bounce. Showed the potential to create space off the dribble.
-Impressive basketball instincts. Very unselfish in drive and kick situations. Will mix in behind the back passes when necessary. Great vision for a two-guard.
-Good feel as a cutter.
-Solid ball handler. Super impressive spin move and ‘speed finish' with his right hand off of his right foot over length. Crafty. Isn't a stiff.
-Moves well laterally.

Weaknesses
-Average size, length and strength for a two guard – 6' 5” with a 6' 5” wingspan and 183-pound frame.
-Not overly explosive. Struggles to finish vs length. Doesn't have elite burst.
-Lacks upside and versatility defensively. Opponents go right at him. Has good feet but doesn't have a great frame or much length to bail him out.
-Can continue to become more and more versatile as a shooter.

Outlook Long-term upside aside, Darling was one of the best pure basketball players at the BioSteel All-Canadian Game. He didn't post big numbers in the actual game, but he impressed with his shooting stroke, feel for the game, and creativity in practices. With decent size for a college two-guard and a ready-made skill as a shooter, Darling should be able to carve out a role at UAB during his freshman year. Darling's physical profile doesn't scream ‘NBA prospect' but he could very well put together a Kellen Dunhan-like career at UAB.

Latest results

02/24/2018 54 - 79 at Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee
02/17/2018 87 - 69 at Southern Miss Southern Miss
02/10/2018 61 - 56 vs Rice Rice
02/08/2018 60 - 67 vs North Texas North Texas

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