32 - BJ Mullens

7-0, 258 Center
Ohio State Freshman
Columbus, OH
High School
Canal Winchester
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Chris Kaman

Strengths: Mullens is a talented big man with good athleticism and upside … Possesses excellent NBA size, with a big wingspan and good length for his position … Fundamentally sound for his position … Most of his points come off pick and rolls, put-backs and second shots opportunities, as well as dunks around the basket and alley-oops … Looks to score almost every time he catches the ball on the low post (very explosive off the floor going for dunks and alley-oops)… Very aggressive big man with nice body control when attacking the basket … Possesses terrific hands and can catch almost every pass under or around the rim … His favorite move on the post is to catch the ball in his comfort zone, drop step and dunk or turn to his left shoulder to shoot a right hand hook shot … Does a good job of protecting his hook shot with his left hand … Mullens is a good finisher around the basket. Has a very nice jump-shot with good mechanics and form … Showed the ability to step out and shoot … Runs the floor well for his size and has decent quickness … Solid shot blocker due to his long arms and timing (has potential to become even better) … Takes advantage of his athleticism and long arms to rebound the ball on both ends of the floor, but can become more aggressive …

Weaknesses: Lacks experience and readiness for the NBA. Has average basketball IQ so far … Motvation level is a question mark … His offensive skills are still raw and he needs to develop a go-to move … Showed that he can be turnover prone .18 A/T ratio (vs. Illinois 4 TO and Wisconsin 5 TO) … Defensively he doesn’t hold his position well and gets outplayed and outsmarted by opponents (can look lazy getting back on defensive end). Poor passer .3 AST … Average rebounder considering his size, body and athleticism 4.7 RPG.

*At this point he is one or two years away from developing into a NBA player.

Stevan Petrovic – 6/13/2009

Bigman with a smooth offensive repertoire, including drop steps , face the basket skills and good touch … Elite level fluidity and agility plus a top shelf NBA center body … Runs the floor very light on his feet … Has a big frame with strong shoulders and long arms … Should be able to put on another 20 pounds without losing much mobility … Enjoys contact and fights for boards and position under the basket … Athletic, good explosiveness … Has a good feel for the game … Very good post skills with the ability to face the basket and hit shots out to the perimeter … Creates a big target inside Solid rebounder, understands how to box out … Uses the glass well a là Tim Duncan …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t always take over the way hes capable … Detractors point to the fact that he hasn’t developed into a center that dominates every time out … Must develop more of a killer instinct. He has the intensity and desire, just needs to sustain it more consistently … Not a huge shot blocker, has solid leaping ability and the ability to become a better defender with work at it …

Aran Smith – 8/17/2007

YouTube Video – 5/12/2008