Weaknesses: Takes a passive approach to the game … Rarely looks to dominate, choosing rather to take what comes to him and often defers to others. (In fairness, the Georgetown system stresses team play and limits individual creativity) … Lacks the killer instinct to bury his opponent … Often times look disinterested in playing and appears he would rather be some place else … Does not possess explosive athletic ability … His quickness and leaping ability are ordinary by NBA standards … Despite putting on weight, still has difficulty absorbing contact and finishing in traffic … Adding bulk in the past has slowed him down and it’s apparent he’s not a player that can carry any additional weight comforably … No true post game repertoire … His footwork has improved but still needs significant advancements … Very awkward and deliberate in the post … Needs to improve his handle with his off (right) hand … His face up game can be very predictable and he’s prone to turnovers (2.6 per game) when shut off from his original move … Jump shot consistency is a concern … Has an extremely high arch on his shot … Incorporation of a mid-range jumper would be beneficial to his growth … Regression in free throw accuracy is alarming- dropping from 70% to 63% … Does not display his passion for defense on a play in play out basis … Could use an edginess to his game and get his hands dirty more often …
Weaknesses: More effective in the high post than low post … Lacks any real post skills, and his proficiency at facing the basket can be a drawback as it keeps him from polishing his back to the basket moves … Body strength is a question mark. Tends to avoid contact … He gets pushed out of position by bigger and stronger post players, and he currently does not have enough bulk to bang in the low post in the NBA … Finding an optimum playing weight will be important as towards the end of his high school career he bulked up and it hindered his quickness and foot speed … The real question is whether he has the ability to carry substantially more weight. He has big, wide shoulders which would lead you to believe he could, however he lost a good deal of his agility and appeared slower when he got over 250 lbs … Should look to extend his range, add a consistent 12-15 foot jumpshot … Despite having above average ball handling ability, it’s questionable how much those skills can be utilized at the next level … Loses focus at times … Can be slow to react to certain plays and situations … Drifts at times and gets out of position defensively … Not extremely explosive but a solid run/jump athlete … His lack of tremendous explosiveness will keep him from being a top notch shot blocker …
Weaknesses: His game is not very complete right now He seems to have a few skills and then struggles to put everything together on the court He needs to bulk up a lot and add muscle in order to bang with NBA bigs He doesnt show much range on his shot, and is a below average free throw shooter, hitting just 65% of his shots last year.
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