There is a lot to like about 2022 Isaac Traudt’s game. He’s a rangy 6’8″ small forward that can run the floor, finish at the rim and hit the 3-point consistently. He also boasts a 4.0 GPA. We breakdown his game…
AAU Team: Lincoln Supreme
High School: Grand Island (NE)
Stats (sophomore year): 17ppg, 6rpg, 2apg, 48% from FG, 38% from 3pt FG.
Strengths: Isaac is an interesting prospect. His height and length with his ability to shoot NBA-range three-pointers will lure in the coaches. We don’t have actual measurements on his wingspan but it has to be 7’+. He was forced into more of a ball-handlers roll this high school season which has done wonders for his overall recruiting stock. A 6’8″ wing/forward that now can break a defender down on the dribble is intriguing. Isaac does a great job of going North-South end-to-end and has soft hands to be efficient on the break…he gets a lot of points in transition this way. Isaac is an above-average shooter on the dribble or pass. He is extremely crafty at getting his shot off and in the same shooting form from his shoulders-upward while his body and feet aren’t always in the right position. It’s tough for defenders to adjust to that given his length. His ability to finish at the rim with either hand is high level, given the fact that he does it in a variety of ways: absorbing contact and finishing, up-and-unders, dunking, and more. He does all this equally well going both ways. He is a good rim protector on the defensive end and rebounds well in his space.
Improvement Opportunity: He is a bit raw but his development should improve with more skill work and agility training. He has the handles and footwork in place…it is taking it to the next level that will see his stock continue to rise. He has a slender frame that works fine for a smaller class in Nebraska, so he’ll need to add some muscle to defend in the paint at the next level. He has a high basketball IQ… so things like offensive moves with the ball, passing to the low post, and seeing the floor more like a guard should come with more work.
Projection: High Major with improved development
Current Offers at time of Post: Kansas State, Drake, Wyoming, Neb-Omaha