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22 - Larry Nance Jr.

Wyoming 

  • Birthday: 1/1/93
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: Akron, OH
  • High School: Revere
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7

Overall

87

2015
Mock:  27

NBA Comparison: Louis Amundson

Strengths: At 6'8.5" inches Nance Jr has excellent length with a measured 7'1.5" wingspan ... Nance Jr also possess a 9' standing reach, which is equal to many of the taller power forwards in the NBA today ... Possesses huge hands also ... Couples his length with outstanding athleticism ... Posted a 12'1.5" max vert at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine (second best score since 2009) ... At his best when he has the time and space to prepare for a leap ... No sign of regression even after tearing his ACL in February of 2014 ... Excelled most in transition opportunities ... Has the ability to run up and down the court and with his length/athleticism gives him an edge on most defenders ... Moves very well on defense, very active ... Can stick with face-up forwards ... Contains the ball well in pick and roll situations ... Made plays and caused turnovers on defense ... Always plays tough and willing to battle and put his body on the line when necessary ... Around the ball whenever a rebound is available ... Ability to elevate in traffic to grab contested rebounds ... Doesn't get pushed around in the paint ... High character player that can fit a role immediately ...

Weaknesses: Despite his length and athleticism combination he is limited in the post offensively ... Does not do well when guarded by defenders with either size, length or athleticism ... Footwork is clunky and rigid most times ... Not great touch around the basket ... Over cautious in traffic, often pump fakes himself into a bad shot ... Less explosive when jumping from a standstill (29" no-step vertical) ... Lacks any go to moves in the post ... Needs to become more consistent with his shot ... Tends to be off balance when he is shooting ... Has a pretty slow release ... Though mobile he isn't comfortable putting the ball on the floor against pressure ... First step is not as quick from an athlete of his stature ... Doesn't possess a natural feel for basketball ... Has spotty basketball IQ ... Forced tough shots or contested jumpers ... Misses open teammates as he often plays with his head down ...

Notes: Son of former NBA player Larry Nance ... Measured 6'8.5 (in shoes) 234 lbs, with a 7'0.5 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Big Man Skills Academy ... Son of former Cleveland Cavalier Larry Nance ... 2014-15 Mountain West co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Tore his ACL in February 2014 ... Had mononucleosis in February 2015 ... Named to All-Mountain West First Team (2013-2015) and Mountain West All Defensive Team (2013-15) ...

Overall: Nance Jr has the size and athletic traits of an NBA forward. However, his game isn't as developed as you would expect a four-year collegiate player to be. Will have to prove that he can be a versatile defender in the paint and on the perimeter. If he can develop into a catch-and-shoot player will stick around in the league for at least a decade.

Brandon Jefferson 7/6/15

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