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Strengths: Has the NBA size and, most importantly, the athleticism for the power forward position … Runs the floor exceptionally well for a player his size … Has the body type to add necessary weight without sacrificing any athleticism … Shooting touch from mid-range is decent 15 feet from the basket … Solid finisher in transition or around the basket where his length and leaping ability allow for impressive finishes … Defensively, he shows great promise blocking shots with his long arms, explosiveness and mobility … Has shown great improvement passing the ball, which was below average in the beginning of the season … Has shown some developing post moves with a decent looking jump hook and turnaround jumper … Ball handling ability enables him to get the ball on the perimeter and gain separation to drive to the basket … Uses his length and athleticism to snare a good portion of rebounds out of position … Has the physical traits that should prepare him for good development in the post with soft hands to catch passes and smooth foot work that enables McGee to maintain balance … Moves well laterally, which allows him to provide great help defense … May have the most upside in the entire draft, which speaks of how far he is from his ceiling …

Weaknesses: Physically, McGee must continue to add more upper body strength and weight to his body … Because of this he seems to struggle to establish position when attempting to post-up … Doesn’t do a good job of getting his body wide - guards will often have to lob difficult passes over the defense to get him the ball … Must focus on boxing out when rebounding in his area, as he can get outworked by players when he has the physical advantage … This often makes him a liability to recover offensive rebounds, which is regarded by most as the game's most important aspect for a big man … Offensively, his back to the basket moves are raw and remain a work in progress … When blocking shots McGee’s timing needs work as he tends to bite on fakes with some regularity … Will be a project for a team drafting him as he is clearly still learning the game’s nuances … Defensively, he doesn’t do a good job denying post position and simply allows his man to gain space without any disruption … Poor free throw shooter that lacks a routine and has a habit of looking at the ball during his release instead of focusing on the rim … McGee doesn’t know his limits as a player, which can be frustrating when he attempts shots that are beyond his comfort level … Seems to have problems with his confidence and currently lacks the mental toughness to fight through when things aren’t going his way ... Can get man-handled when he fails to match the physicality of power post players … Lacks the body strength to absorb contact and finish in traffic …

Matthew Maurer - 4/28/08


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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2006-07 Nevada

33

60.0

66.7

47.1

0.2

0.9

2.2

0.1

3.3

2007-08 Nevada

33

52.9

33.3

52.5

0.8

2.8

7.3

0.6

14.1

DIV I Totals

66

56.5

50.0

49.8

0.5

1.9

4.8

0.4

8.7

 

 

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0 #1 Meeeeechigan Rocks 2008-03-31 03:39
Anyone from Flint should be in the NBA
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