Posts tagged "Power Forward"

Draft Profiles: Jarnell Stokes, 6’9, PF, Tennessee, 265 lbs., Junior

Draft Profiles: Jarnell Stokes, 6’9, PF, Tennessee, 265 lbs., Junior
Athletic Ability Athletically, Stokes is surprisingly agile for guy built like a built tank.  While not the most adept at leaping, though no slouch, Stokes presents great lateral quickness along with solid front-line speed.  Combine that with his size and basketball smarts, and his athletic ability should translate to the next level...

Draft Profiles: Adreian Payne, 6’10, PF, Michigan State, 240 lbs., Senior

Draft Profiles:  Adreian Payne, 6’10, PF, Michigan State, 240 lbs., Senior
Athletic Ability Athletically, Payne is one of the better prospects in the draft, especially at the Power Forward position.  He is not a freak athlete like a Lebron James, Paul George, or Andrew Wiggins type, but a very good athlete in the mode of a Taj Gibson.  In fact, his game is very similar in numerous ways to Taj.  Payne offers great lateral quickness to  switch and defend the ball-handler in short bursts...

Draft profiles: Tony Mitchell, 6'9, 235 lbs, PF, North Texas

Draft profiles: Tony Mitchell, 6'9, 235 lbs, PF, North Texas
Athletically, Mitchell is a freak athlete at either PF/SF position with elite speed, lateral quickness, and hops for a PF. If willing to accept that role, then he could become a major steal in the draft with the athletic advantages he can bring to the table...
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Draft profiles: Andrew Nicholson, 6'9, 220 lbs, PF, St. Bonaventure, Senior

Draft profiles: Andrew Nicholson, 6'9, 220 lbs, PF, St. Bonaventure, Senior
Starting out a hidden secret, Andrew Nicholson is your prototypical stretch four who's become somewhat of a household name in this year’s college basketball circles and an intriguing pick at 29...

Kenneth Faried draft profile

Kenneth Faried (Morehead St.)6’7, 225 lbs., PF An undiscovered, mid-major player,  Kenneth Faried is strictly a Power Forward at the NBA level without much of an offensive game.  However, Kenneth is the most tenacious rebounder I have seen since Danny Fortson.  He’s a great athlete who plays with a high motor, intensity, and has a muscular... Read more »

Justin Harper draft profile

Justin Harper (Richmond)6’9, PF, 230 lbs.     Always skilled for his size and semi-athletic, Justin Harper came out of nowhere this year and showed his versatility.  While still fairly new to the game, Justin shows a great shot for a stretch four and solid basketball IQ.    Offensively, he’s best in the catch-and-shoot situations; particularly... Read more »
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Kyle Singler draft profile

Kyle Singler (Duke)6’8, SF/PF, 230 lbs. I thought I would post this to give you a case of  “Duke-itis.”   In all seriousness, Kyle Singler has been a very productive Dukie throughout his career.  Kyle excelled at Duke as a role player by playing average defense, knocking down open shots, occasionally taking a player off the... Read more »

JaJuan Johnson Draft Profile

JaJuan Johnson (Purdue)(6’10) PF, 220 lbs. JaJuan Johnson enters the pros after a great Purder career trending upwards as winner of the Big Ten MVP.  At 6’10, Johnson provided a threat at Purdue by outrunning opposing big men in transition, using his great jumper, and shooting turnaround jumpers from the post. Offensively, Johnson plays with... Read more »

Derrick Favors draft profile

Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech)6’10, 245 lbs., PF The second most talented player in the draft and the second ranked player coming into college, Favors didn’t reach expectations this season, but did have a solid freshman campaign.  As the season progressed, it became evident that Favors was blending in well, and became a force defensively.  Offensively,... Read more »
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Al-Farouq Aminu draft profile

Al-Farouq Aminu (Wake Forest)6’9, 220 lbs., PF/SF A gifted athlete who’s raw, but versatile, Aminu should have a long successful NBA career. He came into Wake Forest as one of the most heralded freshman and showed flashes of brilliance throughout school.  While versatile Aminu will make his living as an elite defender. Aminu’s offensive game... Read more »