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1 - Roscoe Smith

UNLV 

  • Birthday: 5/1/91
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 202
  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • High School: Oak Hill Academy
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Overall

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2014

NBA Comparison: Chris Richard

Strengths: With great length and athleticism, Smith's measurables make him an intriguing physical specimen…Great rebounder, especially for his size. Averaged 10.9 RPG last season, good for fifth in the entire nation…Talented, versatile defender. Has the lateral quickness to defend on the perimeter, but the length to defend other power forwards in the post…7'1.5" wingspan…36 inch max vert…Good face-up game. Can spot up and hit consistently from mid-range…Gets up and down the floor well for a power forward…Gets a lot of good looks around the rim, particularly off of put-backs and other second-chance opportunities. Shot 53% from the field last season…Solid touch around the rim…Good off-the-ball offensive player who scores off of a lot of good cuts…Gives good effort every time he's on the floor…Scored 14 points on 6/8 shooting at the Clippers' mini-combine...

Weaknesses: A bit of a tweener. Definitely lacks the strength and size of a typical NBA power forward (weighs just over 200 lbs) but doesn't have the ball-handling or shooting range to play on the perimeter…Has questionable basketball IQ. It's not hard to remember his two separate incidents where he threw up a Hail Mary with several seconds left on the clock…Needs to bulk up. Gets pushed around when defending in the post…Is yet to develop a consistent long-range jumper. Made 2 threes all of last year, even though he is thought of as more of a face-the-basket power forward…Not much of a shot-blocker despite his length and athleticism…Can't create a lot of good looks for himself on offense…His strengths, athleticism, length, and quickness, will be largely negated at the next level…Simply not an efficient offensive player with the ball in his hands…

Overall: Smith shows promising athleticism and has a great wingspan. Can also defend multiple positions effectively thanks to the amount of effort he gives on the court. Unfortunately for Smith, he just doesn't possess an NBA-level offensive repertoire and he's a stick. His upside will get him some looks, but he has a lot of work ahead of him to stick around in the league…

Notes: Transfer from UConn who sat out 2012-13 season.

Jacob Stallard 6/24/14

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