NBA Comparison: Jake Voskuhl
Strengths: A center with good size and a solid frame … Still a fairly young player in terms of experience, he has a decent amount of upside … He is a high percentage scorer inside, he establishes good low post position and has the ability to finish using his strength and height … He has good weight on his frame and can create space and muscle his way inside … Turns to both shoulders and uses his body to shield the ball from defenders … Has good hands and makes tough catches in the paint and in traffic … Shows a good touch around the basket, and can shoot a fairly soft turnaround jumper … Uses his height and keeps the ball high on his release, making it difficult to challenge his shot … Has decent shooting mechanics when stepping out to midrange and shows the potential to turn into a solid pick and pop option … A very good rebounder (he holds his boxouts and clears space on the defensive end, and he hangs around the rim on the offensive end and gets his hands on a lot of missed shots) … Has a very good motor for a player his size, has the endurance to play long minutes and is also disciplined enough to avoid foul trouble … He is a fairly good straight line runner, getting up and down the floor at a good pace … Effective shot blocker, he has decent timing and is able to alter and block a good number of shots inside …
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete, he has limited leaping ability and struggles finishing inside against bigger players … He is fairly stiff in his movements, he doesn’t have a live body and is not very agile … Does not finish with his left hand (even when turning to his right shoulder he looks to get the ball in his strong hand for awkward finishes) … His low post repertoire is limited and he lacks effective counter moves … Does not have great footwork, which leaves him off-balance when making moves inside … A poor foul shooter … Even though the form on his shot is fundamental, he needs to improve the results and gain more consistency … Not a good passer out of double teams, he waits too long to move the ball and often gets caught up in traffic … Played in a weak conference, and had a distinctive height advantage on a nightly basis, he needs to show that he is able to battle with players his size to succeed at the next level …
Borko Popic – 06/22/2010
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