32 - JaMychal Green

6-9, 217 Power Forward
Alabama Senior
06/21/90 (30.6 yrs)
Montgomery, AL
High School
St. Jude
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: JJ Hickson

Strengths: Undersized 4-man with standout mobility and athleticism. 7’2.25 wingspan covers up shortcomings in the height department. Displayed excellent lateral movement in the Lane Agility Drill at the pre-draft combine (10.63, 4th). Explosive finisher with quick, decisive moves in the post. Plays with power and attitude around the rim, when he spots the rim he won’t be denied. Posterized many an SEC defender. Works hard early to establish deep post position- demands the rock. High percentage mid-teens scorer (55% senior, 52% career). Kept up his FG% despite slowly advancing his perimeter game and mid-range jumper. Solid jumpshot mechanics, capable of converting in both face up and catch and shoot situations. Legitimate pick and roll target. Not overly “ripped”, but possesses tremendous strength and wide shoulders- 19 reps of 185 lbs (2nd behind Jae Crowder). Quick off the floor for offensive boards (3 per game). With his combination of lower body strength and length he can be a terror on the glass when bringing his A effort (7.5 TRPG). Talented shot blocker averaging between 1.5 and 2 blocks all four seasons. Green was the centerpiece of an offensively limited roster for much of his career, forced to face collapsing defenses and consistent doubles. Passing instincts have improved substantially (1.8 APG). Boosted his stock at the PIT scoring 13 points and grabbing 8 boards per.

Weaknesses: Heavily reliant on strength/brute force in college, an advantage he won’t maintain against NBA power forwards. Displays the agility to thrive as a face up 4, now needs to cultivate the skills. Mid-range jumper has come a long way, but remains inconsistent. Has a tendency to fade unnecessarily. Must work on ball-handling as multiple dribbles are not within his comfort zone. Exploiting less mobile 4’s off the bounce should be a major facet of his game. At this stage his athleticism hasn’t translated onto the perimeter. In an isolation focused offense at Alabama didn’t get many opportunities to move without the ball- pick and roll game should suit his skill package well. Being undersized, effort on the defensive boards must be relentless… an area that has come under scrutiny. Turnover figure (2.8) way too high for a predominantly post player. Footwork and overall post repertoire are a work in progress. Green was hit with a four game suspension in February for conduct detrimental to the team- further specifics were never disclosed.

Note: Averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game at the World University Games last summer.

Adam Ganeles 6/24/12

Strengths: Rapidly ascending power forward with excellent fluidity and athleticism … Shows a lot of upside due to his length, explosiveness and aggressiveness … Threw down numerous highlight dunks, in particular put backs in his freshman year …Very aggressive attacking the basket in the post and flushes some monster two handed dunks if he gets an angle to the basket … Has good ability to make adjustments at the rim and shows a solid understanding of playing in the post … Quick leaping ability, reflexes, body control, and excellent hands allows him to convert a lot of plays around the basket … Excellent rebounder. Crashes the glass hard and gets a lot of follow up dunks and tip ins on the offensive boards. Gathered nearly as many offensive rebounds as defensive last season (110O to 132D) … A solid defender with good foot speed and shot blocking ability (1.6 bpg) … Good leg strength which should only improve along with his body … Has a big wingspan (in the neighborhood of 7-foot-1) which adds to his athleticism … Shows solid form on his shot, giving intrigue about his offensive potential … Very fluid running the floor and converts fast break plays with ease. A strong finisher … Displays excellent hands, catching the ball from teammates and corralling boards … Has some developing post moves with the use of drop steps and jump hooks … Most effective on the left block going back to the basket to his right … His ineffectiveness facing the basket is a weakness but also a strength as he puts more emphasis on being a post player …

Weaknesses: Needs to improve his face up ability and add a consistent mid range shot. Should expand his range and improve from the line, although he’s on his way (70% ft as a freshman) … Could stand some improvement with his ball handling ability … Demeanor appears lax at times … Needs to show more dedication to his conditioning and physique (trim the baby fat) … Added upper-body strength would truly make him a beast in the paint … Appears to possibly be a little shorter than his listed 6-9, but his length and explosiveness helps his cause … Can be careless passing the ball, which is usually a result of impatience … Should work on expanding his repertoire in the post … Needs to develop a left hand for the left block … With added PT, he’ll need to work hard to stay out of foul trouble. (5 games in which he fouled out as a freshman) …

Notes: Appears primed for a breakout sophomore season … Sources around the team say he comes from a strong family background and is a solid individual …

Aran Smith 10/7/09

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