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2 - Josh McRoberts

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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Chris Webber (less athletic)

Matthew Maurer - 3/2/2007

Strengths: McRoberts plays the game with great intensity and rarely backs down from a challenge on the court For his size he is extremely mobile, he's capable of running the court with ease and possesses solid quickness for a pf Good finisher around the basket and because of his mobility is excellent finishing in transition Court vision is refined, does a great job recognizing the open man Because of this double teams rarely effect him Decent shot blocker with good timing and excels as a help defender in this capacity due to his great lateral movement Plays passing lanes well thanks to his quick hands Gets a number of steals by reaching over his man in the post and then poking the ball out as it is passed into his assignment Tremendous ball handling ability enables him to play the high post and occasionally dribble drive to the basket Does a good job rebounding out of position Back to basket skills have shown some improvement thanks in part to his post footwork Shows the ability to make the jumper from mid-range, decent touch on his shot Plays with a mean streak when challenged Displays a good feel for the game Does a decent job of drawling fouls from his defender Versatile in that he can score in numerous ways depending how the defense is playing him

Weaknesses: For all his versatility, much of it is lost on the next level due to his inability to play sf, and his lack of a real post game ... Has excellent ball handling ability, but his lack of foot speed maeans he is stuck solely at the pf position ... Does not own a great feel for playing post offense, no real post moves ... May struggle with mobility should he add more weight, so playing weight could be a dilemna ... Gets easily frustrated with teammates and opponents when things arent going his way Defensively he has a habit of being overaggressive if he has to guard a physical post player Rebounding is improved but needs to work on boxing out better as he relies to much on his athleticism May need to work on his leg strength as he doesnt deny post position very well Still prone to playing inconsistent, something that plagued him last year Has struggled this year to be a leader as his emotions can get the best of him Not a big fan of physical contact, will often spend too much time complaining to the referees about contact instead of staying focused on the game Possesses perimeter shooting ability but lacks consistency to convert with regularity Truly excels facing the basket as his back to the basket moves are improved but are still unrefined

Mike Apodaca - 11/8/2005

Strengths: A true inside outside threat ... Is equally adept with his back to the basket or when facing up to the hoop ... Lefty has a solid mid range game with a reliable jumper that extends as far out as the three point line A dunking machine. Will throw down any and every chance he gets Unlike most players Joshs size, he can put the ball on the floor and shows tremendous court vision and a nice passing touch Runs the floor well for a big man and always seems to be in the right place at the right time for monstrous putbacks Always gives full effort and never takes plays off Excellent rebounder due in large part to his aggressiveness Very tough, a warriors mentality on the court High basketball IQ guy who will make an immediate impact in Durham

Weaknesses: Has good footwork but isnt quick enough to play anywhere but the post at the next level His foot speed and athleticism wont stand out on the next level ... Though he has incredible instincts and feel for the game having played as a guard early in his high school career, some of those attributes are lost because he lacks the quickness and foot speed to get by players off the dribble on the next level ... Though he does have his moments blocking shots and making stops, he isnt known as a defensive presence Also must become more disciplined defensively as he can be foul prone ...

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