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40 - James Augustine

6-9, 227 Power Forward/Center
Illinois Senior
Birthday
02/27/84 (36.3 yrs)
Hometown
Mokena, IL
High School
Lincoln-Way Central
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
5
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
7
Potential
6
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
7
84 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Andrew DeClerq

Aran Smith – 6/1/2006

Strengths: Forward with good agility, solid athlete … Runs the floor well, fluid bigman … Nothing spectacular but plays hard and has developed his offensive game inside … Works hard inside for rebounds despite small build … A hustler, plays hard on both ends, good energy level … Nine rebounds per game in the Big Ten is impressive … Not a tremendous leaper, but solid … Free throw shooting dipped to 65 percent in his senior year but is decent … A team player. Unselfish … Plays within himself. Makes good decision, doesn’t force many bad shots …

Weaknesses: Has gotten stronger but still lacks the body to handle inside play on the next level … Lacks the strength to grab rebounds inside the way he did in college … Will need to add another 15-20 pounds, and it’s uncertain how it will affect his quickness … Lacks much of an offensive game, scoring on a lot of put backs and baskets close in … Offensive skills are somewhat mechanical, predictable … His mid-range jump shot has shown improvement, but still is not a huge strength … Not a real shot blocker despite his good length …

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