Anthony Randolph: NBA Draft Profile

    
April 28th, 2008

Anthony Randolph

 

College: LSU

Class: Freshman

Position: SF/PF

Height: 6’10”

Weight: 205lbs

 

Accolades:  Honorable Mention All-Freshman Team – CHN (08), All-SEC Honorable Mention – AP (08), SEC All-Freshman Team (08), Fourth Team Parade All-American – high school (07).  

 

Scouting Report:  A long, lean highly skilled forward

 

Strengths:  Wingspan – uses long limbs to his benefit on offense and defense.  Great at blocking and altering shots.  Very quick/athletic for his height.  Competitive spirit.  Quick face up post moves.  Good leaping ability.  Good shooting touch for a player his size.  Fast feet on defense.  Good ballhandler for an almost 7-footer.  Capable of playing out on the wing or in the post.  Lots of potential.  Good rebounder – had nine double-digit rebounding games his freshman year.  Good at slashing and getting to the hoop.  Gets to the free throw line a decent amount of times.

 

Weaknesses:  Very thin – will get abused in the post in the NBA.  Very inexperienced.  Turnover prone – averaged three turnovers a game.  Can he guard NBA post players?  Will need to improve his three-point touch if he is to play the wing in the NBA.  Played mostly power forward in college.

       

Projected 2008 Draft Range:  Top 10 to Lottery Pick

 

Consensus:  Anthony Randolph is the ultimate “potential” pick – he’s not ready for the NBA yet, but his package of skills and length make him real attractive to potential suitors.  He could end up being a star, but on the flip side, his game and body needs enough work that he also could turn out to be a bust.

 

CHN's Six-Star Ranking System


= Superstar/All-NBA Potential

= Potential NBA All-Star

= Consistent NBA Starter

= 6th Man/Fringe Starter

= Career Reserve

= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man

0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues

 

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