Overview: A young power forward with good physical tools, but not enough polish. Only average in terms of height, but plays taller due to his above average wingspan. Possesses very good overall strength. Runs the floor well for his position. Capable of playing above the rim on every possession. Shows some intriguing offensive tools from the midrange in, but hasnt shown the consistency or focus to deliver them on a regular basis. Lacks efficiency for a big man. Rebounds the ball extremely well due to his strength and effort level. Plays tough defense, but is very foul prone. Didnt put up huge numbers at North Carolina State as a sophomore before going pro. Has spent time overseas and in the NBADL, but didnt stay with any one team long enough to get comfortable with their system. May need a few seasons to develop, but his physique makes him an interesting asset at the least.
Offense: Gets a third of his touches in the post, but also gets opportunities on fast breaks and from offensive rebounds. Displays a very nice midrange jumper, but tends to fall in love with it. Decent on the catch and shoot around the foul line, but not skilled enough to do much more than that. Doesnt always get good position in the post, but has the strength to do so. Likes to face up or turn over his right shoulder on the block. Will put the ball on the floor and use his quickness to get to the rim if his man covers him tightly. Has solid ball handling ability for a power forward. Finishes at the rim well due to his explosiveness and strength. Doesnt show a lot of touch on his post shots when he cant get all the way to the basket. Crashes the offensive glass hard and runs the floor well. Needs to continue to improve his consistency, especially from the line.
Defense: A capable defender who commits too many fouls. Doesnt have ideal size, but has the athleticism to be a very good defender. Displays very good lateral quickness. Possesses the physical tools, but doesnt display the mental qualities that make a good defender. Experience will help him immensely. Falls for too many fakes and finds himself out of position. Great rebounder. Good potential defensively.