Julian Royal

RCSI: 77 (2011)
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Position: F
High School: Milton High School (Georgia)
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
College: George Mason
Current Team: George Mason
Win - Loss: 19 - 12


HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports: Elite Prospects (Part Three)

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Jan 23, 2011, 07:03 pm
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A player who's still finding his identity on the offensive end, Julian Royal (#58 Scout, #90 Rivals, #67 ESPN) has the potential to be effective as a strong, bruising power forward in the NCAA, but seems intent on a transition to the small forward position, something he doesn't appear to have the requisite skill level for yet.

Offensively, Royal spends a good deal of time playing on the perimeter, where he attempts a lot of spot-up shots from three-point range and tries to take his man off the dribble going in both directions. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much consistent success in any of these areas, showing somewhat of a foundation of skill in all areas, but not being polished enough to pull any of it off effectively.

On the other hand, Royal is a pretty strong force in the lane either operating with his back-to-the-basket or attacking the rim on cuts and offensive rebounds, having a very strong frame, soft hands, solid touch, and a decent array of simple but effective moves.

Defensively and in general, Royal doesn't show the most consistent motor, simply going through the motions at times, but he's capable of making impact plays on both ends and on the glass when he's throwing his body around.

Looking forward, Royal brings some nice skills to the table and has a strong body for the power forward position in the pros, but whether he embraces that role will have a large impact on his success. If he is intent on transition to the small forward, he still has a long ways to go, but there is a possibility he succeeds in doing so.

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