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Jordan Railey - C, 7'0, 245
Delaware 87ers - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 04/01/1992
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2015
     Out of: Washington State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
17th August, 2015 Bosnia Signed a one year contract with Igokea.
13th October, 2015 Bosnia Released by Igokea.
26th October, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
26th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Philadelphia.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Delaware 87ers.
29th October, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
27th November, 2016 D-League Waived by Delaware 87ers.
30th December, 2016 PBL Signed for the remainder of the season with Rochester RazorSharks.
29th March, 2017 PBL Left Rochester Razorsharks.
30th March, 2017 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
When: Where:
2010 - 2012 Iowa State (NCAA)
2012 - 2015 Washington State (NCAA)
July 2015 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
August 2015 - October 2015 Igokea (Bosnia)
October 2015 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
November 2015 - November 2016 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
December 2016 - March 2017 Rochester RazorSharks (PBL)
March 2017 - present Delaware 87ers (D-League)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2015 NBA Draft Board, Part 4: NCAA Centres
2015-06-18

Jordan Railey

A late bloomer, Railey is still something of a project who needs more work, but who nevertheless began to make some strides as a senior.

Big if not nimble, Railey struggled early in his career at pretty much all facets of the game. His skills were underdeveloped, he struggled with the physicality, his awareness on both ends was poor, and his fouls and sub-40% shooting made him unreliable. Most concerning of all was a certain softness - Railey did not like the physical contact and actively avoided it, and a timid centre is no asset on either end.

In this last facet, Railey made some big strides in his final collegiate year. While he will likely exactly be a bruiser, Railey added some upper body muscle to his frame and played with a bit more fight, which immediately made him a better player. He developed slightly as a passer and finisher, and thus could be trusted to occasionally catch the ball on offense, and his timing and rotations on interior defense improved slightly. Railey also showed a bit of a willingness to run the court, and improved his play as the season went on. As he began to enjoy a bit of success, he gained some confidence, and thus gained enjoyed even more success.

Skill and awareness wise, though, Railey remains raw. He has pretty much one move in the post, a righty hook, and he still seems to premeditate his offense, unable to react to shifting defenses around him. He occasionally flashes an extremely high arcing mid range jump shot, but it is occasional, and something he ought develop into a reliable pick-and-pop option. Railey's footwork continues to need work, as does his finishing ability and positioning to create an angle for a feed over the top. But the bulk of his work needs to come defensively. Railey still does not fight on the glass much, relying on size alone, and his defensive ability is limited entirely to being around the basket. His pick-and-roll hedges are slow and clumsy, he misses cutters, gambles when he needn't, and generally avoids the leaving the paint on shooters or perimeter bigs. Railey is also a very poor foul shooter, something at which he has regressed rather than developed. There is, then, plenty more to do.

This is a negative-sounding write-up, perhaps, but it's not meant to be. The to-do list is long, but Railey can be seen to be doing it, and that counts for something.

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