NBA Comparison: N/A
Strength: Very long physical tools with endless arms (nicknamed the octopus) … Solid shooter out to 15 feet … Shows a high motor … Competes hard … Very good shotblocker, showing good anticipation … Very solid frame, that could easily take on some more mass … Is not afraid to bang inside … Due to his size/length, an excellent rebounder … Very good pick and roll player with excellent fundamentals … Still very young being nearly a 90 born. Plays solid minutes against quality competition.
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete. Somewhat stiff … Although he’s got length he’s very earthbound … Underdeveloped post-up game, scores mainly on offensive rebounds and dunks … In the past had some medical problems with his feet due to rapid weight increase … Needs a mental coach to manage dealing with disappointments.
Notes: Signed a 3 year deal in Germany lasting until 2012 and openly stated multiple times his goal is going Spain after that and then later in his career possibly try to play in the NBA.
Simon Dresden 3/29/10
YouTube Clip – 02/28/2010