Sep 14, 2011
NBA Comparison: Anthony Tolliver
Strengths: Burly power forward with the skills to be a faceup 4…Creative post scorer with soft touch around the rim…Surprisingly adept ballhandler. Can take the ball to the basket if his defender (usually a power forward) over-commits to defending him on the perimeter…Passable jump shooter. Connected on a third of his three-pointers last season, making him a solid stretch 4…Has a massive wingspan at 7’3", which makes up for his below-average power forward height of 6’8"…Good defensive rebounder thanks to his long arms and strong frame…Efficient scorer, converting on 55% of his field goals, including 62% from inside the arc…Has the length and decent enough mobility to step out and guard more athletic 4’s on the perimeter…Very sold shot-blocker thanks to his length and instincts…
Weaknesses: Conditioning is certainly something that hinders Carter. His body fat percentage was one of the highest measured at the combine and he only averaged 27 minutes per game last season despite being a vital contributor…Not particularly great at any one skill. Can be an effective face-up 4 at the college level, but he may lack the athleticism, shooting ability, and defending prowess to translate his game effectively…Decent handles, but his lack of speed (had the slowest 3/4-court sprint at the combine) limits his effectiveness in transition…Occasionally appears too confident in his shot creating abilities and tries to do too much. Averaged nearly 4 turnovers per 40 minutes last season…
Overall: Carter is an instinctually gifted player with great length and respectable face-up ability, but he may not have enough tools in his arsenal to stick around as an NBA 4. His conditioning and lack of athleticism may limit him severely and because of that, he’s a fringe 2nd round selection headed into the draft.
Notes: Measured 6’8 (in shoes) 247 lbs, with a 7’2 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Big Man Skills Academy
Jacob Stallard 6/23/16
September 14, 2011