Weaknesses: He is strictly a hustle and role type of player because of his limited offensive skill set Does not have a natural position; he is undersized as a post player (although if he adds weight he could be ok), is not quick enough and he does not handle the ball well enough to be a SF He is a bit on the skinny side, allowing bigger players to push him around and to throw him off-balance in the post Because of his limited repertoire on the block, he is a designated screener and has minimal plays called for him Struggles to finish against contact, and is also unaccustomed to playing with aggression (shoots a mere 2 free-throws per game) The release on his shot is very slow and his form is awkward as he brings the ball across his body, shooting from the left side of his head Struggles at the line, where he converted on a lowly 55%… Defensively, he played in a zone oriented system, as a result his understanding of man to man assignments and reads is limited His reaction time is too slow, and his closeouts are not nearly as effective as they should be Match up wise he also has problems, because his foot speed isnt adequate enough to allow him to stay in front of wing players and he is undersized to defend post players
Notes: After a less than stellar career at Ohio St. – where he was always overshadowed by more talented big-men – he showed very promising potential at Portsmouth and boosted his name on draft boards … A good week at the Orlando Pre-Draft Camp would go a long way in solidifying him as a legitimate draft prospect.
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