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NBA Draft Scouting Video: Jared Sullinger

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I put together this video breakdown of Ohio State lottery prospect Jared Sullinger’s strengths and weaknesses a few days ago. I look at his post scoring, post misses, passing, shooting, screen setting, help defense, man defense, and rebounding/energy level in that order before giving my final thoughts on his future in the NBA.

Written by jr.

May 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

2012 NBA Draft Scouting Analysis: Meyers Leonard – An all-star talent, but is he too soft?

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Previous analyses: #1 – Anthony Davis

Continuing my look at 2012 draft prospects, Meyers Leonard is a relatively new name among the talked about players due to a late growth spurt in high school and a slow freshman season keeping him off the radar.

As with the Davis analysis, I will break down Leonard’s guaranteed NBA skills, NBA skills that he may be able to add but it’s not a guarantee, and the skills he is unlikely to have. A player hits their upside if they have all their able to add skills, they hit their most likely scenario if they have some of but not all their able to add skills, and they hit their downside/floor if they only have their guaranteed skills.

Guaranteed NBA skills:

–          Hands around the basket

–          Shotblocking

–          Useable outside shot

Leonard should be an automatic offensive threat around the basket with great hands and a 7’1 height to give him the space to get these shot. Leonard FG% is 57.7%, a good sign out of an NCAA prospect. Leonard is blocking 2.0 shots a game in college, that doesn’t make him Anthony Davis, but combined with his length and mobility that makes it likely he will be able to be a threat protecting the basket in the NBA. He has an outside jumpshot, the question is whether it will be average or great in the NBA. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm