Accolades: Second Team All-Big 12 (08), Second Team All-Big 12 (07), Big 12 All-Improved Team (07), Australian National Team (06), Big 12 All-Improved Team (06), Australian U-21 National Team (05), Australian U-20 National Team (03).
Scouting Report: A big, bruising Aussie center.
Strengths: Has NBA size and strength. Big-time rebounder – averaged over 10 a game his senior year. Punishing low-post player. Good shot blocker. Very experienced, both in collegiate and international competition. Very consistent player – had double-doubles in 16 games this year. Good at drawing fouls and getting to the free throw line.
Weaknesses: Not an NBA-level athlete – not quick or a big leaper. Age – will turn 24-years-old before next season begins. Turns the ball over way too much for a post player. Not quick enough to guard athletic NBA post players.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Mid second round pick to undrafted.
Consensus: The current style of play in the NBA doesn’t suit Maric’s game, so he more than likely will spend his career in Europe or in his native Australia.
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