Interesting prospect I haven't seen talked about on here (forgive me if he has been)
This guy has loads of potential and if got some coaches around him who could help him refine his game I think he could be pretty damn good on the next level:
You can read his bio and everything about him here.
As I said, definitely an intriguing prospect, what do you guys think? Does he have a chance to carve out a spot in the NBA or is this just his 15 minutes of fame? When you're 6 '10 and got handles the NBA will find a spot for you I believe...Anyway he's an interesting prospect just thought I'd bring to your guys' attention
Potential top 10 pick.
He has all the tools to me a solid player in the L
Potential top 10 damn? I think he has the skill set but playing for a school like Seattle U has to hurt his stock simply because he isn't playing against the best competition I'd think, right?
Also as said on the link his JuCO numbers left alot to be desired...Another case of just a lack of effort/motivation sometimes it seems. I definitely like what he brings to the table though. Hopefully he can start working on his back to the basket game
Yea, it can hurt but workouts man.
Workouts can help alot man. I think if he can outplay some PF's in workouts- he can go that high
He's supposed to be on my Huskies man, but grades hurt him.. but I seen him play a couple times and he got it all for a young post player
He needs a profile on NBADRAFT.NET .. It'll be interesting what his profile will say if he actually does get one.
I was actually going to post something about him, but you beat me to it...
He is a unique player, a PF/C who can shoot, dribble and defend well... AS for the competition, they are a Div 1 team, so its not like he's going up against very little talent...
I feel that he can be a mid to late lottery pick, and will bring a huge advantage to what ever team drafts him...
Also, at a Combine, he will stand out and push people like Ed Davis further down in the rankings...
Combo forward who has everything you look for physically. 6,10, athletic, strong and quick. Can score with anyone and is an excellent rebounder(especially if he's a sf in the NBA). Get's to the line like no other. Terrible defender and questionable decision making, but his team is pretty bad.
Comparison: More aggressive Travis Outlaw.
I mentioned him on here back when I saw Seattle play Fresno on one of those Fox Sports national channels. He's got a lot of game, a lot of perimeter skills for a big men, plus he's strong and pretty quick. His coach, who I believe was a UW assistant last year under Romar, said he was the best pro prospect in the Seattle area, either playing in the area or from the area in College now (Gaddy, Bradley). He reminds me of Andray Blatche, little bit smaller though, but with better range and skills, maybe Lamar Odom at his best, big enough to be a 4, skilled enough to be a 3. but not quick enough to guard perimeter players. When he faced Fresno he had Sylvester Seay guarding him, so it's not like he was facing cupcakes, but he definitely had the upper hand on him, and Seay is a pretty good athlete with strength, Chris Singleton, if you continue you're reckless ways, that's who you're going to turn out to be. At this point he's probably a 15-20 pick, I just don't see how Brackins, Sanders, or Ebanks could go ahead of this kid, no matter how shady his past is. Kid's got a good attitude too, appears to never get down on himself. He's probably 6'9", maybe 6'10" in shoes with a 7'1" wingspan.
I want to watch him play! DraftExpress just did a scouting report on him and it looked to show him as a good player with alot of length. I like the comparisons I'm seeing, so I'll be hoping to see him at some point this year.
Never heard of him before, but after reading that DraftExpress article he sounds really impressive, im on the same boat with Iguodala9, I really wanna see this kid play...definetly a prospect to watch out for
Yeah this guy sounds a lot like Andray Blatche to me. What a great skill set to have for a big man. BTW if Blatche was on a team other than the Wizards, he would put up WAY better numbers. I sure don't see Alrich getting drafted over this guy if he's legit.
Aldrich will get drafted higher,mainly because level of competition
The guy is playing well, but are we ready to instantly boost him into the lottery?
Aldrich would have been a lotto pick last year
Oh, I know..in that 2nd line I was referring to Garcia
He has a lot of turnovers because he's forced to be the only offensive option on his team, he really is all they have, they were a D2 team last year. He does force a lot of situations, but I think it was a lot like Jonny Flynn's situation last year with the Cuse', he was forced to not only create everything for everybody, but also having to create all his own scoring oppourtinites on his own too. Obviously Flynn would be the better creator off the bounce which would result in much better A:TO numbers, but in Garcia's honor, he has a very tight, somewhat creative handling ability which allows him to get to the basket with ease, he's just not used to having to distribute the ball as well. Still Seattle U is doing better than other D2 teams transitioning into D1 such as North Dakota (Ben Woodside went to NDSU) so he is obviously having a great impact on any success they have. What do you think a 6'10" PF's numbers would look like if he were to be the main playmaker/facilitator off the bounce and also the only reliable/consistent/capable scoring option?
i posted something on garcia a few weeks back and nobody even commented on it...
that being said, and my bitterness out of the way, i (being from the seattle area) have seen him play a lot. The guy is a scorer, he can rebound, he has the athleticism and the tenacity when hes playing aggressively. Definititely a little raw but the talent level is unreal...this guy needs to be seriously considered as a 1st round draft pick
similar skill set to lamar odom