Dereon Seabron is 22 years old guard/small forward. He stands at 6’4.75″ without shoes, 6’5.75″ with shoes, and has a 6’8.75″ wingspan. He averaged 17.3 pts, 8.3 rebs, 3.2 ast, and 1.4 stls a game last season for N.C. State while playing lead or off-guard.
The main knock against Seabron is he can’t shoot. In the two seasons he played for the Wolfpack he shot 25% from behind the arc. He is not known as a shooter.
Seabron scores most of his points by beating his defender off the dribble, using his athleticism and quick first step to get around opponents.
That first step was on display at the combine.
Seabron played for Team Erman in scrimmages 2 and 4. He went 5-8 for 17 points in the first scrimmage with 5 rebs, 1 ast, 2 stls, and 1 block. In the second scrimmage, he went 6-10 for 15 points and even went 1-2 from behind the arc. He also had 5 rebs and 4 asts.
The second scrimmage, scrimmage 4, was very interesting. Seabron, wearing number 51, was matched up against first team All-SEC Scotty Pippen Jr. It was surprisingly fun to watch.
At 10:15 into the clip, Seabron easily gets around a big to the bucket for the layup. Next possession, Seabron once again effortlessly gets into the lane and drops the ball off for a teammate.
Starting at 16:55, it gets a little interesting. Pippen picks Seabron’s pocket and takes it in for an easy lay-up.
At 28:03, Pippen and Seabron are matched up against each other. Pippen crowds Seabron, trying to be physical and taking away his space. For the next couple possessions, Seabron moves the ball instead of attacking the defender.
It was a fun battle to watch, a game within a game.
Seeing the pressure put on Seabron and how he adjusted throughout the game showed that Seabron is raw but has potential.
Jonathan Wasserman at B/R has Seabron at 50 and said this about him.
50. Dereon Seabron (North Carolina State, SF, Sophomore)
Seabron scored 32 points combined through two scrimmages, mostly by slicing and driving through defenses. He’s still an unlikely shooting threat for the foreseeable future, but for a big wing, he has a special ability to use his handle and get to the rim.
Seabron seems like one of those players who has grown up being more athletic than everyone else. He can’t shoot and his defense isn’t spectacular, but the potential to be a two-way player is there.
He has a long way to go. He HAS to develop a shot, but he has good size, a +4 wingspan, decent but not fantastic handles (sometimes out of control), and a quick first step.
Seabron is raw with a ton of untapped potential. I don’t know what kind of work ethic he has or if he will ever tap into even 50% of that potential, but if he can learn to be a disciplined defender, he will bring value to a NBA team with his ability to break down his defender and a willing rebounder.