Aleks Maric: NBA Draft Profile

June 2nd, 2008


Aleks Maric


College:  Nebraska

Class:  Senior

Position:  C

Height: 6’11”

Weight: 270lbs


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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