Mark Blount

Drafted #54 in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Sonics
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs (104 kg)
Position: C
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)
Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, NY
College: Pittsburgh
Current Team: Pittsburgh
Win - Loss: 17 - 9


NBA Scouting Reports, Southeastern Division (Part 1)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
May 06, 2008, 11:56 pm
Overview: A veteran center who doesn’t always show the aggressiveness that earned him his current contract, and just doesn’t seem to bring it every night. Good size and length for the center position. Pretty strong down low. Fairly athletic, but isn’t as fluid as he used to be. Does a good job of getting open from the midrange in, which is a nice tool for a player his size. Capable of stepping out and hitting a midrange jumper. Has tried to increase his range throughout his career. Can do some things with his back to the basket, but doesn’t assert himself in that way. Doesn’t grab rebounds at a suitable rate—has very bad hands and doesn’t always attack the glass. Has come a very long ways in his career considering where he started. Bounced around the minors and most certainly paid his dues. Hasn’t always played up to his contract in the NBA once he earned it. Has tools and talent for sure.

Offense: Gets about a third of his offense from spot ups with another fifth coming from pick and rolls. Displays a somewhat smooth stroke with range out past the three point line. Solid catch and shoot player, especially for his size. Likes to come out to the perimeter and run the pick and pop. Doesn’t put the ball on the floor to score. Will do some damage as a finisher at the rim. Will score in the post with some efficiency, but gets most of his short range touches by moving off the ball. Doesn’t always deal well with contact, and struggles to connect when he is actually sent to the line. Not a great offensive rebounder or passer. Needs to keep his effort level high. Capable of stringing together some big games from time to time, but lacks any real consistency.

Defense: A decent defender who can be solid when he wants to be. Spends most of his time defending the center position, but will slide down and defend power forwards sometimes as well. Struggles to stay in front of quicker players, but can. Will get in a deep stance when he’s going to play good defense. Average rebounder due to his poor hands. Doesn’t always go straight up. Needs to show the intensity and dedication that he used to earlier in his career.