NBA Comparison: Maceo Baston
Strengths: High activity athlete with tremendous wingspan ... Superior defender, a one man wrecking crew. His combination of length and timing make him a shot blocking force (1.6 per game as Sr) ... Has terrific hands and reads passing angles well, notching a theft a game for his collegiate career ... Lateral quickness is excellent. Has shown the ability to guard smaller defenders and pressure ball handlers ... Has improved his offensive game drastically ... Raised his shooting percentage from 44% as a Junior to 52% as a Senior ... Has become a smarter offensive player with improved decision making and shot selection ... Three point accuracy has augmented his offensive repetoire, shooting 38% his senior season. His face up game has come a long way- he is now a force taking the ball to the hoop ... Runs the floor like a gazelle. Very active and bouncy on the glass: averaged 7.5 boards per game last season including 3 offensive boards ... The winningest player in NCAA history after his 4 years at Memphis ... Free throw shooting, particularly on pressure attempts, is much improved. Still room for improvement on his 72% accuracy rate. The form is there.
Weaknesses: At 220 pounds must add muscle to play the power forward position in the NBA ... Often overpowered at the defensive end but made up for it with movement and quick leaping ability ... Finishes adequately at the offensive end, but must add strength. At 23, may have difficulty adding bulk to his frame ... Doesn't possess much a post up game, primarily using his quickness and length to score inside the paint. Despite improvements in his face up game, handle is still a concern ... He has difficulty maintaining the dribble and can get sloppy at times. A "floater" on the offensive end, with no go to move or stand out characteristic. Fluid athlete, but not explosive.