Joshua Primo could become an elite defender
Joshua Primo's wingspan is over six feet nine inches. He’s strong and athletic and can jump with anyone at the rim. While he isn’t an elite ball-handler, he can swipe from those with even the best handles...eventually. Again, he’s only 18. He’s going to be raw to start, and his NBA IQ won’t be off the charts.
Per 40 minutes, he averaged a steal and 0.5 blocks per game at Alabama, although the SEC is not known for elite defense in basketball. Under Dejounte Murray and the Spurs coaching staff, Primo could become a real pest on the defensive end.
I can picture him jumping and meeting slashers at the rim, swiping on the perimeter, and diving after loose balls.
With his height and length, he can easily guard all five positions. His strength allows him to bang around down low with some centers. In case I haven’t said it enough, he’s 18 and is still growing. He’s only going to get longer and stronger. He could become a 3-and-D player who is a nightmare for opposing offensive schemes.