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12 - Andre Drummond

UConn 

  • Birthday: 8/10/93
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 279
  • Hometown: Mt. Vernon, NY
  • High School: St. Thomas More
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Amar'e Stoudemire/DeAndre Jordan

Strengths: Physically gifted, Drummond's combination of size, power, mobility, athleticism and explosiveness is unparallelled at the college level ... Because of these physical tools he's able to finish with authority on a consistent basis, whether the rim is protected or left open ... Can adjust in mid-air at the rim- doesn't need the perfect pass to finish ... Because of his upward explosiveness and size, guards just need to lob the ball around the cylinder and he can go up and get it without a running start... Has a soft overall feel for the rim from about 12 feet out in all directions ... Very good at finishing non-dunks around the rim ... Active and effective on the offensive glass ... Runs the floor really well for his size ... Has a quick spin with his back to the basket ... Willing and creative passer ... Timely shotblocker with sound footwork patrolling the paint ... Active shot-contester ...

Weaknesses: Drummond wasn't featured on the block that much as a freshman, and his post-game remains raw and unsure ... Hasn't mastered any go-to post moves, as the ones he converts are usually awkward and off-balance ... Haven't really seen a one-handed hook that most big men develop first, and seems to shoot with both hands on the ball all too often ... The majority of his points come from the creativity of others, instead making them happen himself ... If his playmakers are shut down, it's possible Drummond will disappear through stretches, or even games ... Only attempted 2.6 free throws per game, and shot an appalling 29% from the line... Not much range on jumper with a low release right in front of his face ... Maturity issues, level of commitment and the need for vast offensive development could be a cause for concern from GMs not looking to take a chance in the top 3-5 ...

Overall: He's a project ,and anyone looking to draft him must remain patient. .. Maximizing his development will require the right situation, so he would be best suited in an organization with direction (not Charlotte) ... He needs tremendous polish offensively, but if he hits his stride, Drummond has arguably the highest ceiling of anyone in his class based on his rare physical attributes ...

Jonathan Wasserman 4/28/12


Strengths:
Man child. A physical specimen type of athlete with a huge wingspan, long legs and strength and agility at a young age ... He's already a beast inside the paint with his rebounding and shot blocking ability and shows the toughness and tenacity to be a dominant inside player ... Shows a natural feel for the game with good timing on shot blocks and explosive leaping ability ... Has a huge wingspan (7-feet-plus) ... Born in August of 1993, and with size 18 shoes, Drummond could have another growth spurt in him and could end up well over 7-feet ... Right hander who shows a solid form on his shot ... Right now he scores a lot of points around the basket on ally oops and put backs. He's also beginning to show some ability to create offense for himself and his post skills show a lot of potential ...

Weaknesses: Hype at a young age is never good ... He could end up his own worst enemy if he buys into the hype and decides he doesn't want to work hard to be the best player he can become ... He's so naturally gifted, that he can be a solid pro without putting much work in. Does he have the hunger to be great is the big question ... His range on his shot and consistency are something he will need to develop over the next few seasons ... Developing a killer instinct to take over games will allow him to become dominant at both ends of the floor ... Another key will be continuing to work at his body, getting stronger and putting on good weight.

Notes: Wears the same number as his idol (#12) Dwight Howard.

Aran Smith 8/8/09





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