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24 - Romero Osby

6-7, 240 Small Forward/Power Forward
Oklahoma Senior
Birthday
05/07/90 (29.8 yrs)
Hometown
Meridian, MS
High School
Northeast Lauderdale
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
6
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
NA
Potential
7
Passing
NA
Intangibles
7
72 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Justin Reed

Strengths: Versatile forward who can face-up and scores well near the basket … Got to the line at a good rate and made his FT attempts at an almost 80% clip as a senior … Showed improvement on the defensive glass throughout his time in college … Showed potential as a pick and pop jump shooter … Solid athlete, has some ability to get up … Strong body and willing to use it to create contact, space … Had relative success in isolation situations, really grew into his game and became much more efficient during his final year … Gained a grat deal of confidence at the end of 2013, averaging 20.2 ppg and 8 rpg over his last 11 games … Lowered his turnover rate significantly, showed improved decision making … Scored at an incredibly high rate when given transition opportunities … Has worked on scoring at all three levels efficiently and for the most part did so at Oklahoma … Progess made on catch-and-shoot as well as a defensive player was great under his last two seasons under head coach Lon Kruger … Can put the ball on the floor in space and is tough to stop with a head of steam

Weaknesses: Undersized for a PF … Lacking lateral and straight line quickness to defend forwards effectively at the pro level … Did not do much offensively out of the pick and roll … Had a very difficult time defending the post, which does not bode well for his likely NBA position … Not overly aggressive as an overall rebounder, especially on the offensive glass … While he showed potential as an outside shooter, had a very small sample size to go by … Was able to use strength to overpower at the NCAA level, will be much more difficult to do so in the pros … Has difficulty keeping larger players off the block and fronting due to foot speed … Trouble staying in front of spot-up shooters, can be beat on the outside as well … Conditioning could use some work, help him become more agile, flexible … Can have trouble with the double team … Not particularly long … Did not do much when given the ball in the post, had trouble creating offense for himself in situations where his back was to the basket

Notes: Born in Frankfurt, Germany … Spent first two collegiate seasons at Mississippi State before transferring to Oklahoma for his last two … First team All-Big 12 selection as a senior after averaging 16 ppg and 7 rpg, leading Oklahoma to the NCAA tournament … Averaged 19.0 points on 62.1% FG and 85.9% FT in team’s 11 Big 12 wins … A likely stretch 4 who has solid strength and is an intriguing face-up game, while he has potential to improve as a defender … Drafted 51st by the Orlando Magic in the 2013 NBA Draft

Michael Visenberg 6/28/13

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