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33 - Cedric Simmons

6-9, 223 Power Forward/Center
NC State Sophomore
Birthday
01/03/86 (34.8 yrs)
Hometown
Shallotte, NC
High School
West Brunswick
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
9
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
5
NBA Ready
5
Rebounding
8
Potential
9
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
8
90 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Nene

Aran Smith – 4/9/2006

Strengths: Talented bigman with great length and fluidity … Tremendous shot blocker due to his huge wingspan (7’4") and quick leaping ability … Disruptive and active defensively … Has the size to play center and power forward on the next level … Uses back to the basket post moves and is showing great progress in his ability to score posting up … Has developed an effective jump hook … Displays solid toughness inside. Does not shy away from contact … Plays hard, good energy … Terrific rebounder due to his long arms and leaping ability … Has great hands … Very fast in the open court, great transition player … Tremendous feet, his foot speed allows him to rebound out of position and cover a lot of ground defensively … His body is on it’s way. When he adds another 10-15 pounds, he’s going to be very tough to contend with inside … Attacks the basket well … Has good touch around the basket … Solid free throw shooter who showed great improvement from his freshman year … Still very raw, but has great upside and a willingness to work hard to improve … Vision and passing skills are above average for a post …

Weaknesses: Still developing offensively … Lacks great range and a consistent jump shot from any distance … Offensive game is still a work in progress … Shows excellent flashes, but lacks any real go-to moves … Strength is not a major issue, but he should get stronger to become more effective inside on the next level … Consistency will improve with experience … Not a great ball handler. Lacks a real face the basket game, but has the shooting touch to add 12-15 foot jumpshot … His court sense and feel for the game can improve …

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