42 - Josh Heytvelt

6-11, 246 Power Forward
Gonzaga Senior
06/26/86 (37.2 yrs)
Clarkston, WA
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Elden Campbell/Scot Pollard

Strengths: Athletic big with unique set of skills … Efficient offensive game scoring 15 points/game as a Senior … Possesses the shooting stroke of a guard in a 6-11, 260 pound frame … Extremely quick release- veryeffective in catch and shoot situations … Extremely soft touch … Range on his jumper is quite impressive … Shot 40% from three last season in almost 2 (3-point) attempts per contest … High percentage scorer inside the paint as well shooting 52% for his collegiate career … Finishes with authority when close to the rim with a myriad of powerful jams … Well above average athlete … Runs the floor very well for a man his size … Quick off the floor to grab offensive (1.9 as senior) and defensive boards … Has shown potential as a shot blocker with his long wingspan, averaging 1.7 per game as a Sophomore …

Weaknesses: Back to the basket post game must improve … Is much more comfortable facing his defender … Despite adding 20 pounds over the course of his college career is still often out muscled … Despite good explosiveness, leg strength is average. When attempting to back down defenders will typically end up in the same spot or further out … Has the quickness and footwork to be far more effective … Must improve his ball handling and passing skills out of the post … Free throw shooting percentages are not up to par … Only a 68% career shooter, he tends to pull back on his FT attempts which prevents him from being consistent … His lack of strength is also a problem on the defensive end where he has difficulty containing opponents down low and gets overpowered/pinned … Not always "in the game" on both ends of the court. Tends to have mental lapses marked by lack of effort … Past history of drug use and age of 23 don’t help his draft standing …

Adam Ganeles 6/20/09

Strengths: Excellent athleticism, especially for his height Very bouncy, ally oop wizard Lengthy – good shot blocker with timing Gets very good elevation on his jump shot Solid rebounder Possesses solid vision, but looks to score most of the time Has good quickness, plays well in an open court game Capable of coming off screens and shooting with a quick release, but is better on the pick and pop (Gonzaga has him do both) Very good touch, can finish around the hoop Solid rebounder If he improves his handle and post game, he can become a multidimensional offensive threat in the NBA Has shown added wrinkles to his game, becoming a lot more aggressive in the paint in his sophomore season

Weaknesses: Must bulk up without losing any of his speed and mobility, which could be a balancing act Has not shown that he is adept at handling the ball C something that would serve him especially well in the NBA with his face up game Not always aggressive enough offensively C often does not post up strong enough to receive the ball Appears to prefer to face the basket, should work harder on his post game and develop a go to move Has NBA 3 point range, but with his size is more effective inside Needs improved body strength, easily pushed out of the post Does not possess great hands, at times fumbling passes Disappears at times during games, must improve his consistency Seems to get especially lackluster when tired, better conditioning would serve him well

Notes: Redshirted 2004-05 season broke his ankle very early in the 2005-06 season, causing him to miss 18 games.

Drew Wolin – 12/17/2006

YouTube Clip – 12/27/2006

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