Ruzious wrote:Yet another big who'll be available is Nick Richards from Kentucky. He was a slow developer but really came on as the season progressed. And there's room for further growth - made 75% of his FT's. Not a high BBIQ player - gets basically no assists and no steals, but he'll score, rebound, and block shots. 10 years ago, he'd probably be a late 1st rounder. Now... he might not get drafted.
As he shouldnt. You already point out the assist, but the lack of steals is even more alarming. Those combined show me he has a almost non existent BBIQ, and the game is just too nuanced an fast paced today.
If you want a UDFA 15th man/big role that compete with AP in training camp, then take a shot on Austin Wiley out of Auburn.
He's a Senior, but only 21 and had a knee injury two years ago that stunted his growth. His ceiling is limited because of his limited shooting range and lack of lateral quickness... But... He does a few things VERY well.
1) Rebounding: He is the best rebounder in the class due to size (6'10 with massive 7'5 wingpsan) and good instincts
2) Rim Protecting: He Block rate is on par with Oturu and Jalen Smith
3) Draw fouls: a 90% FTA
is ridiculous and the reasoning is simple and the same as above.
- WIley is a BIG, former 5-Star recruit, that is strong as an oxe and plays physcial. He will rebound, defend the paint, and if he get the ball in the paint, he is going right at you finish or draw the foul.
Nothing special, but a nice UDFA to keep an eye on.