45 - Othello Hunter

6-8, 220 Power Forward
Ohio St. Senior
05/28/86 (34.4 yrs)
Winston-Salem, NC
High School
R.J. Reynolds
Team Site Profile
2007 Statistics
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Bo Outlaw

Borko Popic – 5/15/2008

Strengths: Hard working and high energy player Very athletic, long and extremely active Has a good nose for the action, allowing him to get his hands on a lot of loose balls Reads open spaces well and as a result is a recipient of many drive & dishes Has great hands and is able to use them to corral passes that seem to be completely out of reach Capable of stepping out to about 17 feet and knocking down spot up jumpers Works extremely hard to fight for position in the post Possesses a nice half hook with both hands, although he prefers to spin to his left hand He is absolutely relentless on the glass; especially on the offensive end where he keeps balls alive with numerous tips Runs the floor well and is capable of finishing in emphatic fashion His length and leaping ability make him a tremendous threat as a weak-side shot-blocker Should make an excellent role player due to his blue collar approach and high motor …

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.