Monday, March 19, 2012

C.J. Leslie Scouting Report

NBA Draft Prospect C.J. Leslie

6,9 - Combo Forward - North Carolina State

Uber athlete who is becoming a more polished basketball player. Has an NBA ready body and has worked hard to develop his skill level.

Pros

At 6,9 Leslie can get up and down the court exceptionally well and can jump out of the gym. Very strong and wiry body with elite quickness and overall athleticism. Good rebounder on both ends of the court and a very good defender. Gets a lot of blocked shots and steals and can really lock down on opposing forwards.

Great dunker and leaper. Very good on the fast break and can finish as well as any forward in the country. Plays a good team game and plays with good energy.

Cons

Not a consistent shooter and is a poor free throw shooter at less than 60%.  Could develop a decent mid range game over time but is unlikely to ever become a good outside shooter. Needs better shot selection and should avoid launching threes until he improves his shot.

Projection: mid to late first rounder in the 2013 NBA Draft


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