34 - Brandan Wright

6-10, 210 Power Forward
North Carolina Freshman
10/05/87 (33.1 yrs)
Nashville, TN
High School
Brentwood Acad.
Team Site Profile
2006 Statistics
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
96 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Chris Bosh/Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Matthew Maurer – 1/14/2007

Strengths: Extremely mobile for his size, Wright runs the court with great fluidity Excellent help defender thanks to his long arms and lateral quickness Does a great job of getting his body wide and establishing position in the low post Emerging as a very good post passer Possesses great shooting touch around the basket, he converts on hook shots and short jumpers with a soft touch Great rebounder who uses his athleticism and long arms to obtain rebounds Foot speed and footwork is incredibly advanced for his age Because of this he can face the basket and get past his defender on the baseline Recognizes double teams extremely well He has yet to scratch the surface of his potential Offensively Wright is an efficient player who plays to his strengths and rarely operates outside his comfort area Moves well without the ball and is a threat to score on the quick lob pass For a freshman Wrights understanding of the game is exceptional Possesses great hands and shows no problem catching passes thrown to him into the post

Weaknesses: Must gain more upper body strength to withstand the physical play at the next level Lacks the upper body strength to consistently finish after contact occurs Could stand to expand his perimeter shooting, as of right now he shows the touch needed but hasnt developed the confidence nor consistency to make shots from mid-range Shooting mechanics could stand to be tweaked Free throw shooting remains a work in progress, shows improvement but has yet to convert regularity. Should focus on less motion before his release Can get disrupted and pushed away from the basket as his doesnt have the body strength to hold position Back to the basket skills are still in need of refinement

Aran Smith – 4/3/2006

Strenghts: Has a tremedous wingspan which allows him to block shots and get rebounds most players his size could only dream of … He has enormous potential. … Has great hands and solid footwork… Has a good handle for a big guy, which enables him to rebound and take it coast to coast … The game just comes very easy to him … Truly a freak of nature in terms of athletic ability, agility and mobility, he simple has the ability to do anything and everything on the basketball court that he wants to do … Runs the floor exceptionally well … His permiter shot has shown nice improvement in the past year …

Weaknesses: He still must put on a lot of weight … Added strength and weight will give him more confidence to go inside and dunk on players and make shots with contact … Though it’s easy to be amazed at the things he can do, he will also leave you wondering "if", what if he played harder? What if he rebounded harder? … Intensity and effort level need to improve … His shot from outside needs major work, though it showed improvement in his senior year … Increased strength will come in time but the sky’s the limit for this guy if he pushes himself and gets pushed to be great …

YouTube Clip – 1/1/2001

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