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21 - Chance Comanche

Arizona 

  • Birthday: 4/14/96
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 215
  • Hometown: Playa Del Rey, CA
  • High School: Beverly Hills
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Ryan Hollins

Strengths: Comanche has good size for a center at 6-11 with a wingspan that stretches over 7 feet, which gives him a solid physical profile to build on at the NBA level ... There are questions about how his slender 215 pound frame will hold up in the league, but for a player his size, his mobility and overall athleticism are outstanding ... Comanche runs the floor with great fluidly and has the explosiveness to finish above the rim in space with regularity and be a consistent lob target ... He has a quick first step out of the post, and has the length to get to the rim and finish with either hand over the top of most defenders at the college level ... He also has potential as a rim runner given his mobility and athleticism for his size ... Coming out of high school, scouts labeled his mid-range game as one of Comanche’s best attributes, but with pretty limited opportunities, this often was not shown throughout his two seasons with Arizona ... He got to the free throw line only two times per game last season, but his 73% conversion rate is encouraging ... He has a smooth, high release and soft touch, and continuing to develop his jumper to the point where it can become a reliable weapon would go a long way and allow him to play both the power forward and center position ... Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Comanche’s game is how he can potentially impact the game on the defensive end ... He has things to learn in terms of off the ball awareness and discipline, but his raw physical tools give him great potential to effect the game as both an on and off ball defender ... His blocks per 40 average dipped substantially in his sophomore season, but with his length and athleticism, there is reason belief that interior defense could develop into a tremendous asset for him ... Comanche moves his feet well and has excellent lateral quickness, which allows him to defend smaller players on the perimeter ... This ability could allow him to be a valuable switchman when defending the pick and roll, which is such an integral part of today’s NBA. He can be a bit over aggressive at times defending closeouts, but he has the length to recover and alter shots at the rim even after being beat off the dribble ... He can cover a lot of ground with his mobility and length from both inside and out. As he continues to mature and understand defensive positioning, he will become an absolute force on this side of the floor ... He also has the ability to be a weapon on the offensive glass, especially finding second chance points off of put backs ... He has the size and explosiveness to corral the ball off the rim, and he is a quick jumper ... Adding a little more to his offensive skillset and becoming more physical in the paint will be the main variables in determining if he reaches his full potential ... Comanche is a little more raw than your average 20-year old, but he possesses some unique characteristics that can't be taught, so it will be interesting to see if his production can begin to catch up to his potential ...

Weaknesses: Despite his plus length, one of the biggest knocks on Comanche is his lack of strength ... Weighing just 215 pounds, this weakness was exploited numerous tmes over the past two seasons at Arizona ... Against stronger and more physical defenders he was often bullied in the paint and struggled to finish through contact ... At times last season the game appeared to move too quickly for Comanche on both ends of the floor, which says that his feel for the game is not there yet ... This is likely one of the main reasons he saw such limited playing time in both years ... Besides his length and athleticism, he doesn't have a go to skill yet offensively, as he is limited to mostly put backs, backdoor cuts, and drop off passes ... He shot 57% from the field last season, but most of those opportunities were uncontested finishes ... His lack of strength was more of a factor in his inability to finish around the rim in traffic when he didn't have the time or space to load up ... He also does not have elite hands, as he did not show great ability to haul in off target passes or rebound out his area consistently ... With Comanche’s combination of physical tools, one would think he would be a pretty good rebounder, but he still has some developing to do in this area ... His lack of strength really hinders his ability to box out bigger guys on the interior, and be pushed out of position ... While he definitely has great upside as a rebounder, he will have to become much more physical and continue to add strength to ever maximize his athleticism and translate it to better production on the glass.

Notes: Four-star high school recruit…Won four CIF section championships during his prep career … Named to the Cal-Hi Sports all-state third team in 2015 … A Division III all-state selection and the 2015 Southern Section Division 3A Player of the Year … Averaged 20.1 points, 16.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior to lead Beverly Hills to a 26-6 record and a Southern Section 3A title as a senior…Led UA in field goal percentage for the season at 57.1 percent… Led the team in dunks, nearly doubling the second-place Wildcat

William P. Desautelle III 6/9/17

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