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13 - Jordan Bachynski

Arizona St. 

  • Birthday: 9/6/89
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 7-2
  • Wt: 248
  • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
  • High School: Centennial
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Jeffrey Withey

Strengths: Bachynski is a prolific shot blocker – finished his career at Arizona State as the Pac-12 career leader in blocks with 314 in 122 games, and led the nation in blocks (133) and blocks per game (4.03) in his senior season… Has good timing and discipline when defending the rim – doesn’t bite on ball fakes and does a job of staying vertical… Difficult to score on by going straight at him – he alters as many shots as he blocks… The southpaw can make hook shots with either hand. He also has a fairly quick drop-step, spinning to clockwise with his strong hand, but he rarely uses that move… If he receives the ball high in the low post, he usually finishes with ease… A good, not great, rebounder – averaged 10.6 boards per 40 minutes as a senior… Steadily improved each season at ASU – he averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in his freshman year and then averaged 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in his senior year… Improved as a free-throw shooter in each season at ASU, making a respectable 69.3 percent of his attempts as a senior… Has good stamina for a 7-footer – averaged 30.9 minutes per game this past season… Mature, coachable, and diligent...

Weaknesses: Bachynski has a limited offensive repertoire, with nearly all of his points coming near the rim on lobs, put-backs, hooks, and occasional layups off cuts to the baskets… Has a lanky body – not a lot of muscle… An average athlete for a big man… Not great at boxing out, and doesn’t aggressively carve out space underneath the basket… Doesn’t make a lot of plays outside his area… Slow to provide weak-side help, and struggles to defend on the perimeter… Not an accomplished passer – averaged just .65 assists per 40 minutes as a senior… Significantly older than your average prospect – will turn 25 in September…

Notes: Bachynski earned the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013-14… As a senior, he blocked one of every 14.7 opposing shots and one of every 10.7 two-point attempts… Finished his career with a .560 field-goal percentage (354-of-632), seventh in school history… Posted the first triple-double in Sun Devil history on Dec. 8, 2012, vs. Cal State Northridge, finishing with 13 points, 13 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks… He took two years off for an LDS mission before beginning his career at ASU… The Canadian national is married, and became a father earlier this month… Comes from a basketball family – his brother, Dallin, plays for the University of Utah, and his sister, Jessica, played in the 2010 Canada Basketball National Championships… Measured exactly 7-feet-2 at the NBA Combine, with a wingspan of 7’4’’ and a standing reach of 9’0.5’’…

Outlook: Bachynski does one thing very well, block shots, and that should be enough to get him a job in the NBA or overseas. His upside is dramatically limited by his age and below-average athleticism. He will likely be hindered by the NBA’s defensive 3-second rule (no more camping underneath the rim), and he will struggle against mobile big men. However, with some added muscle and a more polished offensive game, he could become a valuable spot player in the NBA.

Richard Harris 6/25/14

June 22, 2014

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