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14 - Arsalan Kazemi

Oregon 

  • Birthday: 4/22/90
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: Esfahan, Iran
  • High School: The Patterson School
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9

Overall

87

2013
Mock:  54

NBA Comparison: Jon Brockman

Strengths: Incredible pound-for-pound rebounder, averaged over 10 rpg in his 4 year college career and was one of the NCAA's premier per-minute rebounders ... Toughness which allows him to do damage in the paint, fantastic nose for the ball ... Hustles and fights for offensive rebounds, gets most of his points near the basket ... Has some ability to put the ball on the floor in space ... Good passer with solid vision ... Gets to the foul line with aggressive play, has a high rate for doing so with the limited possessions he uses ... Plays passing lanes well, pesky defender with nice hands ... Willing to sacrifice his body by taking charges, not afraid of getting in harms way ... Off ball defense is solid due to his hustle, will front people to stop them from getting to their spots ... Very low maintainance with a strong work ethic ... Used to playing without the ball, very willing to set screens and do the dirty work ... Gives maximum effort in his minutes on the floor, contributions come beyond the stat sheet

Weaknesses: Undersized for a PF and does not have the speed or range to defend the wing ... Shooting range is very limited, showed no pedigree for outside shooting during his time in college and rarely scored past 12-15 feet ... Despite having solid length, could definitely be bothered by length and strength on both ends of the floor ... Not very fast as far as straight line speed, does not show blow by ability when guarded by bigger players ... More of a slasher than a post threat, limited skills with his back-to-the-basket ... Can struggle with double teams, has a hard time putting the ball on the floor without space ... Does not create offense for himself beyond hitting the offensive glass, got very few of his points in transition ... Still weighs only 228 lbs, should probably put on some weight if he hopes to be defending PF's at the NBA level ... A decent athlete by PF standards, however his body is definitely closer to a SF if anything

Notes: The first Iranian national to play Division I basketball ... Has played nationally for Iran's Senior Mens Team ... Spent first three seasons at Rice University and his last season at the University of Oregon ... Finished with over 1500 points and 1300 rebounds for his NCAA career with averages of 11.7 ppg and 10.1 rpg (along with 1.7 spg and 1.5 apg) ... Knows his role incredibly well, great leader and teammate ... Will be expected to go in, play aggressive and do what he does best, which is get rebounds ... Taken 54th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, with his rights later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers

Michael Visenberg 6/28/13

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