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4 - Jeff Pendergraph

6-10, 240 Power Forward
Arizona St. Senior
Birthday
04/29/87 (33.5 yrs)
Hometown
Etiwanda, CA
High School
Etiwanda
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
9
Rebounding
8
Potential
6
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Udonis Haslem/ Mikki Moore

Strengths: An ultra efficient and consistent post player … Has shot 58% from the field for his career (67% this season) … He is a competitor, battles at all times to establish post position and is very active … His motor is excellent and he shows it by running the floor as well as anyone in the country … Around the basket he is very active and he knows how to move without the ball to get to open spaces … Has been the beneficiary of some great passes, but a lot of it has to do with his ability to read the action as well as being able to catch pretty much any pass that is thrown his way … He is a very good athlete, and more importantly a very quick leaper, even on 2nd and 3rd jumps … Possesses nice upper body strength and has a frame that can easily put on some extra muscle without losing explosiveness … He has become a knock down spot-up shooter which is a great trait to have in the pick &roll dominated NBA … He has a very high release and his stroke is fairly smooth … Has continued to improve from the line (79% last two seasons) … In the post he prefers either facing up or taking it to the hoop for a right mini hook … Gets many friendly bounces thanks to his soft touch … Cherishes his role as a workhorse and does not need many touches to be effective … He is a very good rebounder especially on the offensive glass where he is relentless …

Weaknesses: A bit undersized for a traditional PF (but all his other physical tools help make up for it) … His repertoire in the post is limited, as a result he does not demand much attention from defenses … Struggles getting his shot of against bigger defenders … Heavily favors going to his left shoulder, making him too predictable in the post … Has played in a zone system defensively most of his college career, which will naturally put him behind the curve on man to man team concepts … He is also fairly undisciplined defensively and has been plagued by foul trouble throughout his college years … Depends on teammates to create his scoring opportunities, so at times he can disappear completely (to no fault of his own) … Is a bit passive and it shows in the limited trips he makes to the foul line (less that 4 per for his career) …

Borko Popic – 3/17/2009

 

YouTube Clip – 1/1/2001

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