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1 - Richard Howell

6-7, 250 Power Forward/Center
NC State Senior
Birthday
09/26/90 (29.9 yrs)
Hometown
Marietta, GA
High School
Wheeler
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
6
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
9
Potential
6
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Marco Killingsworth

Strengths: Tough, physical and willing to put his body on the line to grab boards … Aggressive in the paint, has wide shoulders and is very good at using them to create space … Good hands to go along with a great nose for the ball … Stretched out his game and became a decent shooter from midrange … Was one of the nations premier rebounders as a senior … Nice ability for sealing and boxing out on the offensive glass … Gritty defender, uses strength to knock larger players off balance … Showed a lot of dedication to improving his body and conditioning during his final years at NC State … Willing passer who averaged more assists than turnovers while playing a majority of his minutes at center … One of the FG percentage leaders in the ACC during his last year … Does not shy from contact and has spent most of his college career guarding larger players, this season more than holding his own

Weaknesses: Definitely undersized for a C, even lacking ideal dimensions for the PF spot … While he can knock down the occasional jumper, does not really stretch the floor much … Not an explosive athlete, very much a below the rim player … Downside of his physical play is that it could get him into foul trouble, had the most fouls in the ACC during his junior/senior season … Does not have great lateral quickness, could be a candidate to get burned in pick and roll situations … Will require monitoring as far as conditioning is concerned, will have to work hard to maintain his current playing weight … Not an overly reliable foul shooter, though he has improved in that area … Will have to adapt to the PF spot and guarding quicker players … Not much of a post player, no real go-to moves offensively … Had a solid senior season, though hard to call it consistent

Notes: Turned into one of college basketballs elite rebounders, a skill which does tend to translate … Knows his role and plays within his abilities … Averaged 19.5 ppg and 13.5 rpg in his meetings with Duke, really gave them all they could handle on the inside … Showed a great deal of improvement from start to finish, obviously had a work ethic and is a serious candidate to be drafted … Likely late 2nd rounder whose role will be to provide toughness, hard fouls and attack the glass …

Michael Visenberg 6/19/13

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