Posts tagged "center"

Draft Profiles: Mitch McGary, 6’11, C, Michigan, 265 lbs., Sophomore

Draft Profiles:  Mitch McGary, 6’11, C, Michigan, 265 lbs., Sophomore

Athletic Ability

Athletically, McGary is above average at the Center Position.  He has great reaction and anticipation skills, great straight-away speed, very good mobility for a guy his size, but lacks great leaping ability...

Draft profiles: Kelly Olynyk, 7'0, 240 lbs, C/PF, Gonzaga

Draft profiles: Kelly Olynyk, 7'0, 240 lbs, C/PF, Gonzaga
Olynyk lacks speed and athleticism as a Power Forward, and may lack the strength to handle the physicality of playing center.  However, he is a very savvy player, and isn't a complete stiff athletically...

Gorgui Dieng, 6'11, 235 lbs., C, Junior, Louisville

Gorgui Dieng, 6'11, 235 lbs., C, Junior, Louisville
Athletically, Dieng rates very well in terms of pure speed, lateral quickness, and solid leaping ability at the center position.  With his long wing-span, Dieng has the opportunity to be a special defender at the next level...
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Draft profiles: Jeff Withey, 7'0, 225 lbs, C, Kansas

Draft profiles: Jeff Withey, 7'0, 225 lbs, C, Kansas
Withey is a bouncy center with great wingspan with great shot blocking timing.  His best attribute on the next level will be clogging the paint and blocking shots.  As a Center, Withey has above average athletic ability, can run the floor, and is a quick jumper...

Draft profiles: Mason Plumlee, 7'0, 245 lbs, C, Duke

Draft profiles: Mason Plumlee, 7'0, 245 lbs, C, Duke
While nothing to write home about, Plumlee is an above average athlete at the Center Position that becomes a hustle player at the next level.  Plumlee runs the court well with decent vertical and lateral speed and should at least become a serviceable center at the next level given his overall athletic package...

Draft profiles: Meyers Leonard, 7'1, 240 lbs, C, Illinois

Draft profiles: Meyers Leonard, 7'1, 240 lbs, C, Illinois
Meyers is one of the most puzzling, if not the most puzzling prospect in this draft.  Myers stands over seven feet tall with a high level of skills and athletic abilities but needs to prove he can play consistently and reach his potential...
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Jeremy Tyler draft profile

Jeremy Tyler 6’11, 260 lbs., C Jeremy Tyler’s claim to fame was skipping his senior year of high schools to head overseas and get paid for international ball.  Jeremy Tyler was ranked #1 in his class at the time, but his stock has fallen tremendously since heading across the pond though the physical tools, size,... Read more »

Joakim Noah, 7th best center

Kelly Dwyer has finished his top 30 positional rankings, and Joakim Noah comes in as the 7th best center. 7. Joakim Noah(notes), Chicago Bulls (last year: 15th) Though his fiery personality and, um, unconventional offseason habits are the Houston forward’s polar opposite, Noah almost reminds of a 7-foot version of Shane Battier. The ultimate teammate,... Read more »

DeMarcus Cousins draft profile

DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky)6’11, 290 lbs., C The second most talented player in the draft, Cousins stock shifts depending on how the questions around his attitude and desire are answered by teams.  Cousins was in check all season for Kentucky and showed dominance; especially during the 2nd half of the season.  One thing that always lingers... Read more »
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Cole Aldrich draft profile

Cole Aldrich (Kansas)6’11, 240 lbs., C Aldrich came in as a unique, but raw big man to Kansas.  As a freshman, Aldrich showed poise, solid athleticism, shot blocking, and rebounding.  As a sophomore, he dominated the paint defensively with using his long wingspan to block shots.  Also, while unorthodox in his motion, he showed a... Read more »