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50 - Luke Nevill

Utah 

  • Birthday: 2/19/86
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 7-1
  • Wt: 265
  • Hometown: Perth, Australia
  • High School: Kell
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

Overall

86

NBA Comparison: N/A

Strengths: Improved his game since last year and added some muscle to his upper body (8-10 pounds) ... A challenge to guard 1 on 1 due to his size ... Uses his body well in the low post and prefers to post up on the left block ... His favorite move is to catch the ball on the low post, take a dribble or two and turn to his left shoulder and use right hand baby-hook shot. Nevill does that very well against smaller defenders. Good around the basket using put-backs, tip-ins and 2nd shot opportunities ... Fights well for position on the low post ... Offensively he plays and executes well on pick and rolls (sets good screens and rolls to the basket for easy shots; possesses a solid running hook) ... Nevill is a decent passer out of the post to cutters or if he gets double-teamed ... It’s very difficult to score against Nevill because of his height ... Defensively he is an effective shot blocker (good timing) and if he doesn’t block the shot he often alters them ... Solid rebounder on both ends on the floor. Uses his height and long arms to grab most of his rebounds ... Nevill runs the floor well for his size and offensively he is looking for early post ups (will seal his defender). Big wingspan. Great personality on and off the court.

Weaknesses: Lack of confidence and aggresiveness seem to always keep him from realizing his potential ... Relies too much on his size both offensively and defensively ... Nevill has to be more aggressive going for the rebounds and not rely on his height ... He doesn;t get to the line nearly as often as he should and could if he were more aggressive ... Would not hurt him to add few more pounds ... Doesn’t like to play against stronger players ... Lack an array of low post moves (except turnaround baby-hook shot) ... When he puts the ball on the floor, he has tendency to put his head down and doesn’t see anything around him (double-team or another defender coming at him). Could be more explosive with the ball ...

Notes:
Top shot-blocker in the MWC (53 total shoot blocks was the third-best single-season blocking effort ever at Utah)
played for the Western Australia U-16 and U-18 team.


Stevan Petrovic 12/4/08

YouTube Clip - 6/21/2009

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