- Where will Kevin Hervey go in the draft? The Crossover’s Front Office breaks down his strengths, weaknesses and more in its in-depth scouting report.
Hervey comes with a serious injury history—he tore his right ACL in high school, and his left in the middle of his sophomore season at UT Arlington, but has a well-rounded offensive game and a nose for scoring the ball. He bounced back from injury to win Sun Belt Player of the Year as a junior, and followed that up with a similarly strong senior year. He has the build and skill level to fit in as an offensive-minded frontcourt piece.
The Crossover’s Front Office breaks down Hervey’s strengths, weaknesses, NBA comparison and more in its in-depth scouting report.
Kevin Hervey, F, UT Arlington | Senior
Height: 6'7" | Weight: 210 | DOB: 7/9/96 (21)
Stats: 20.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.2 APG
• Prolific college scorer, albeit in a small conference. Inside-out game. Can spot up or score in the post. Was mostly efficient while taking 34.1% of his team’s shots this season. Could be a difficult matchup against slower bigs or smaller wings.
• Floor spacing potential. Improved his three-point shooting each year of college, making 33.9% as a senior. Career 77% foul shooter. Can hit off the dribble or catch.
• Quality rebounder. Has a 7’3” wingspan, wide shoulders and a strong build.
• History of knee injuries is a definite concern. Overall mobility has somewhat diminished.
• Offers little rim protection. Career 0.6 blocks per-36 average. Not a particularly physical player on the interior.
• Doesn’t create much of his own offense in space. Tends to settle for jumpers. Decent athlete but may lose some of his mismatch against better defenders at the next level.
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Comparison: Anthony Tolliver
Hervey’s floor-spacing capabilities make him potentially useful, but he’ll need to prove he can defend enough to stay on the court.