Derryck Thornton has been a player that we have been tracking since his middle school days and after jumping from the class of 2016 to join Duke’s class of ’15, he has been putting in some serious work. In between our Draft workouts on the west coast, we were able to stop by Impact Basketball in Las Vegas to see what he was doing to prepare for his time in the ACC.
During his time with the staff at Impact, Derryck showed off his much improved range on his jumper. He was completely comfortable shooting the ball out to the NBA three point line, both on the move and with his feet set. Continually improving his athleticism, he showed off much more explosive bursts to the rim and then finished well above the rim via a variety of windmill and 360 dunks. To top things off, Derryck showed an understanding of how to use his change of speed, which will only make him more deadly in pick and rolls during his time at Duke.
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