4 - Eric Paschall

6-7, 255 Power Forward
Villanova Senior
11/04/96 (25 yrs)
Dobbs Ferry, NY
High School
St. Thomas More
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: PJ Tucker/Jason Maxiell

Strengths: A prototypical glue guy with impressive motor and effort … His constant hustle results in winning plays … A solid shooter for his size at 6’7’’ and 255 pounds … Excels at scoring on the move … Solid form on his jumper and converts mid-range shots and 3-pointers efficiently … Has improved his 3-point shot significantly since his freshman year … His combination of strength and quickness is difficult to defend, specifically when he attacks the basket ..  Tremendous finisher at the rim with the ability to score with both hands …  When the defense collapses, he makes the right decision to pass the ball to an open teammate … Explosive. His impressive leaping ability allows him to crash the boards on both ends of the court … An excellent screener and spaces the floor well on the offensive end … An above average defender with solid shooting ability …  Moves his feet very well for a guy his size … Very hard worker on both ends of the floor … Good free throw shooter (77% in college) … Works hard off the ball setting screens for teammates… Great leadership and discipline through college career… Modern big man who can step out and make the long-range shot… Elevates well for his jump shots and can get them off over almost anyone… Huge wingpsan makes up for his lack of ideal height …

At 6’7’’, he will struggle to guard and rebound against taller players in the post, doesn’t have a real defined position  … Older player (5th year senior who will turn 23 in November) without a ton of upside, having just finished his senior season at Villanova … Struggled in the role of go to scorer in senior year … Hasn’t shown much fluidity/athleticism on offense (possibly a product of the Villanova offense) … Lacks an explosive first step off the dribble and the speed of elite NBA forwards … Not a great spot up shooter … Can be over-aggressive defensively, resulting in unwanted fouls … He must learn to move his feet better instead of relying on his upper body for defense … Got used to handling the ball, but doesn;t seem have the ball skills to handle at the NBA level … Average at best rebounder in college despite his size … Has not shown much in terms of post offense … Has not had to guard down in the post much at Villanova …

Outlook: Paschall should be an early to mid-second round pick… … A great leader who would fit in well coming off the bench, providing offense and a necessary spark of energy … He should be able to fill a role off the bench as an excellent defender… Paschall practiced with the 2016 champion Wildcats in his transfer year from Fordham, won the 2018 championship and led a disappointing 2019 team that squeaked back into the top 25, so he knows what it takes to win after being around Jay Wright’s disciplined Villanova program for four years … No matter which team he ends up on, coaches and players will appreciate Paschall’s unmatched effort …

Notes: From Dobbs Ferry, NY … As a senior, he averaged 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while starting all 36 games … Was named 2015 rookie of the year in the A-10 after one year at Fordham, averaging 15.9 PPG and 5.5 RPG… Transferred to Villanova, sat out their 2015-16 championship season…2018 National Champion … Named to the 2018-19 All-Big East First Team … Tabbed to the Big East All-tournament Team … Averaged 16.5 points in Villanova’s two NCAA Tournament games this March, including a 19 point effort in a second round loss to Purdue …

Kailey Jackson /
Ben Yokoyama 4/22/19