Posts tagged "small forward"

Draft Profile: Justin Anderson, 6'7, SF, 230 lbs., Junior, Virginia

Draft Profile: Justin Anderson, 6'7, SF, 230 lbs., Junior, Virginia
Overview Athletic player that showed promise this year from three-point range. Was groomed in a good defensive system in Virginia. Possible elite 3 & D guy. Athletically For the longest time, Anderson’s calling card to the NBA was his athletic ability. Anderson is a great athlete vertically and shows great speed and lateral quickness when... Read more »

Draft Profiles: P.J. Hairston, 6’5, SF,DLeague, 230 lbs.

Draft Profiles: P.J. Hairston, 6’5, SF,DLeague, 230 lbs.
Athletic Ability Athletically, Hairston is probably average in most components compared to many small forwards.  However, with his build, he can probably be considered above average in terms of strength and and ability to knock opponents off their position.   As a wing defender, many shooting guards might be able to use their quickness to keep Hairston off balance...

Draft Profiles: Rodney Hood, 6’8, SF, Duke, 205 lbs., Sophomore

Draft Profiles: Rodney Hood, 6’8, SF, Duke, 205 lbs., Sophomore

Athletic Ability

Athletically, Hood's an above average athlete with sneaky athleticism.   He has good vertical, moves his feet well, has good lateral quickness and straight line speed.

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Draft Profiles: K.J. McDaniels, 6'6, SG/SF, 205 lbs., Clemson, Junior

Draft Profiles: K.J. McDaniels, 6'6, SG/SF, 205 lbs., Clemson, Junior
Athletic Ability McDaniels is one of the best athletes, if not the best athlete in the draft.  He has a freak vertical, glides all over the court, and has great lateral quickness. ...

Draft Profiles: T.J. Warren, 6’8, SF, N.C. State, 220 lbs., Sophomore

Draft Profiles:  T.J. Warren, 6’8, SF, N.C. State, 220 lbs., Sophomore

Athletically, Warren is an average athlete at the small forward position.  It might take time for him to adjust to NBA speed athletically based since he mainly played power forward on defense in college.  However, Warren has enough athleticism to be solid at the next level.  ...

Draft profiles: Darius miller, 6'8, 235 lbs, SF, Kentucky, Senior

Draft profiles: Darius miller, 6'8, 235 lbs, SF, Kentucky, Senior
Miller's been an under-rated and unselfish piece for the last four seasons with Kentucky.  For other teams in college basketball, Miller would have more than likely been a low number 1/high number 2 type scorer.  It is ridiculous that for a college team, Miller was a 6th man, but with their semi-pro type talent, he adjusted to the role well.  Miller’s game is built to be solid and should translate at the next level...
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Draft profiles: Jeffery Taylor, 6'7, 225 lbs., SF, Vanderbilt, Senior

Draft profiles: Jeffery Taylor, 6'7, 225 lbs., SF, Vanderbilt, Senior
Jeffery Taylor, an amazing talent, leaves you wanting more.  At his best, he fits the description of the ideal small forward; smart, heady, good defender, rangy, athletic, can handle the ball some (not great, but not a liability), and can shoot some.   However, he lacks consistency in all areas nearly every game. ...

Tyler Honeycutt Draft Profile

Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA)(6’8 SF/SG, 190 lbs.) Tyler Honeycutt is coming out after his Sophomore Year at UCLA.  He came to UCLA as a skinny player with a high skill level and while he has played well enough to tantalize scouts as a prospect, hasn’t lived up to expectations.   He’s a streaky shooter capable of big... Read more »

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 »
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Klay Thompson draft profile

Klay Thompson (Washington State)6’7, 205 lbs., SG/SF Coming out of Washington State, Klay is somewhat unknown to the casual basketball fan.  However, in basketball circles, Thompson has a chance to be one of the better players from this draft and more specifically one of the better shooters. Offensively, Klay does well in the catch-and-shoot situations,... Read more »