I really want to like this guy since their is a decent chance my hometown team picks him up (twolves). But im having a serious Olowakandi relapse. Have a similiar build out of college, some have questioned their work ethic, small school, plus he went to high school about 20 minutes from where i lived and he was decent at best in high school. Not exactly rational reasoning here, but I just see it happening again.
Im uncertain on him. One side of me says I should like him. The other says he will bust. It's difficult. He will never be a great player but there isnt really a reason that he cant give some team a Diop like presence and these days, thats a great contribution at center. It really is sad that Diop is a top 10 center because really he isnt very good.
I like this kid. He's a true center, ridiculously long and has shown himself to improve each year. He might need to still work on his conditioning and maybe add a few pounds but I think he'll be one of impact players from this draft.