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34 - Yancy Gates

Cincinnati 

  • Birthday: 10/15/89
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 289
  • Hometown: Withrow
  • High School: Cincinnati, OH
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Overall

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2012

NBA Comparison: Jahadi White

Strengths: Soft touch around the basket and can knock down shots conistently out to 18 feet ... Visually his shot has great rotation both from the foul line and the field ... Decent explosiveness around the basket, can get up and dunk the ball hard and quickly ... NBA-ready body at 6’9” 275 ... Developed motor late in his career at Cincinnati, especially at the Big East tournament ... Handles the ball well for a big man (low turnover clip) ... Willing passer, very solid position defender in the post and helps well off the ball. Very likeable. Became a much better defender and rebounder over his career, peaking at around 9 reb/gm in 2011-12.

Weaknesses: His motor has always been a question ... Doesn't utilize his size and strength to his advantage nearly enough ... Lacks physical toughness necessary to take over games, as he should ... Fades away too much on shots within 5 feet from the basket, and fades away on shots too often in general ... Jumpshot mechanics and footwork are inconsistent ... Not much of a shot blocker for a guy his size ... Tends to get frustrated when calls don’t go his way ... Lost his temper in brawl against Xavier, throwing a sucker punch against Kenny Frease, which connected earning him a suspension ... Doesn’t have the killer instinct, reluctant to dunk over/on someone, regardless of size ...

Overall: Still a ways away from reaching his final maturity level as a basketball player ... Has all of the physical talents, skills, and size necessary to be an effective NBA player – it’s just a question of whether or not Yancy wants it enough ... Projects as a 4 that can rebound, defend, and stick the 15-18 footer with consistency ...

Jux Berg 4/10/12

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