Strengths: Very good catch-and-shoot threat from 3-point range, especially from the wings and corners. Good athlete who will show it in flashes, will throw down a dunk in transition and block a shot in help defense every now and again. Length makes him a solid perimeter defender capable of defending three positions, and as he gets stronger he’ll be able to defend some smaller forwards as well. Sees the floor well and makes good decisions with the basketball.
Weaknesses: Still needs to continue to work on his handle and developing a pull-up jumper, which will help open up more perimeter shots for him if opponents respect the drive. Has stretches where he won’t have much of an impact on the game, needs to become a little more assertive when he has an advantage.
Overall: Stout is one of those players who needs to find the right system at the next level, but has the requisite size and athleticism to play at the Division I level. If he puts a lot of work into his handle and his body continues to mature, he could develop into an all-league player at the Ivy/Patriot level.
Last updated: May 3, 2015