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21 - Mitchell Watt

6-9, 221 Power Forward
Buffalo Senior
Birthday
12/14/89 (30.5 yrs)
Hometown
Goodyear, AZ
High School
Desert Edge
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
6
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
7
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: James Augustine

Strengths:  Effortless stroke and shoots with confidence out to 17’ …  Crafty passer, especially from the high-post when looking for cutters … Operates comfortably with his back to the basket when given room to operate – gets defenders off-balance with solid footwork in and around the paint … Effective use of counter-move (up and under) shows opponents’ respect for his right-handed baby hook … Outstanding shot-fake that complements his steady mechanics well; close-out defenders tend to want to leave their feet to block his shot after seeing his methodical routine before rising up … Sneaky around the tin, often drawing contact when he cannot finish (5.0 FTA/gm and .744 from the stripe as a senior) … Tremendous backline defender at the collegiate level … Great communicator, eyes always up, and quick to rotate from the helpside … Will not struggle grasping defensive concepts at the next level (i.e., defensive three-second violation/various ways of defending the PNR) … Exceptional timing on blocks (averaged 2.2 bpg in both junior and senior years).

Weaknesses: Deliberate release – needs room to get his shot off when facing up … Only hit 11/34 from distance as a college senior and does not possess NBA range at this point … Tends to finish with his left hand on either side of the rim … Prone to foul trouble … Although he only fouled out twice during the 2011-2012 campaign, Watt racked up at least 4 personals in 11 contests as a senior … If not corrected, his penchant for drawing whistles could hurt a team wanting to play Watt in spot duty late in quarters with automatic free throws being awarded after the 5th team foul at the NBA level …

Ryan Mattocks 5/23/12

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