Thursday, March 29, 2012

Alex Poythress Scouting Report

NBA Draft Prospect Alex Poythress 

6-8 - Combo Forward - Kentucky

Pros

Long and athletic forward with great strength, quickness and explosive leaping ability. An above the rim player who is a great dunker and rebounder. Very powerful athlete who can do a little bit of everything on the court. Excellent rebounder and has enough size and bounce to compete in the lane. Has the ability to be a lockdown defender when he puts his mind to it.

Has extended his shooting range out to college three and should continue to improve his consistency and range. Very quick with the dribble with a great first step. Reminds me of a young Thaddeus Young but with a more advanced game at this stage.  Has a lot of upside and an NBA ready body.

Cons

Sometimes plays out of control and can be turnover prone. Doesn't have a true NBA position but if he can develop his shooting range and consistency then he good become a very good NBA small forward. Hasn't shown the passion or intensity you would hope for. Needs to play with more intensity and fire.

Projection: Late First Round Pick in 2014 NBA Draft