Weaknesses: Even though he has great length and body strength, he is somewhat undersized for the PF spot at the next level His perimeter skills, while effective against weaker competition, may not be refined enough to allow him to move over to the SF position just yet, so there are some question marks regarding his position His game is based on sheer athleticism and strength, but his actual basketball skills can use some refinement Going right he is very shaky, and struggles dribbling the ball more than twice with his right hand He has decent footwork in the post, but an overall lack of go-to moves, forces him to at times get out of control and to leave his feet and throw up some ill-advised shots, although his ability to create in these situations is remarkable His mentality is to score no matter how many people are guarding him, countless times, he would find himself facing a double or even triple team, yet he would still opt to shoot instead of finding an open teammate. Something that can be at least partially attributed to a lack of quality teammates Averaged a measly 1.2 assists per game, which may not only be a testament to his scoring mentality, but also to his marginal vision His decision making is also suspect at times, he gets into trouble by trying to do too much, then attempts to throw difficult passes Defensively, he has come a long way from simply wondering around the court, but that doesnt mean that he is by any means a stopper just yet. He has the potential to be an incredible defender, but he has yet to show the willingness to get nasty and play with the same effort on that end of the floor Man to man, he is decent and shows improved desire but can improve From a team standpoint, he is still not very good at reading angles and being in good help position but that should come with experience There is some concern about his work ethic and whether cashing huge checks before the age of 19 will have an effect on his motor.
Notes: His on-court demeanor has looked very good throughout the year, as he has shown no signs of the previous attitude problems Off the court he has matured very nicely as well, and most of the problems that have plagued him throughout high-school seem to have dissipated
Weaknesses: Maturity. Some feel that he has an attitude problem, and lacks the discipline to be coached A year under Bob Huggins should help him considerably Defense and effort. He occasionally coasts through entire games There is a theory that he is so much better than his competition that he gets bored Incredibly, he will literally walk through warm-ups and appear to play at less than half speed, and still easily be the most dominant player on the court against prep school teams with 7+ division one players From watching him play, you would think that he has a bad attitude, though his coaches say he is a hard worker in practice (which explains his advanced offensive arsenal) Puts in very little effort on defense at this point, though does block shots thanks to his athleticism, timing, and size Could eventually become a decent defender, though will never be his calling card The game comes so easily to him, some wonder if he’s willing to work to be the player he can be
Weaknesses: The game almost comes too easily to him, he must prove he’s willing to work hard to continue improving … Doesn’t fit a position especially well, but has the size and speed to play both forward positions effectively … A little slow footed for the perimeter, and closer to 6-8 than 6-9 … He shows flashes of immense talent to be a big time NBA player, but must continue to work on many parts of his game … Still has a lot of work to do before he becomes a consistent player, especially mentally Lacks the ability to elevate the play of his teammates, his vision and passing skills are just average … Can get frustrated when things aren’t going well, needs maturity, mental toughness … Play can become lazy and unfocused at times Lacks consistency While his game can be dominant against other HS players, it’s yet to be developed against top level competition …
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