DeAndre Jordan: NBA Draft Profile

April 13th, 2008


DeAndre Jordan


College: Texas A&M

Class: Freshman?

Position: C

Height: 7’0”

Weight: 240lbs


Accolades: Third Team Parade All-American – high school (07), USA U-19 Team (07), Two-time All-State – Texas – high school.


Scouting Report:  A big man with big “upside”


Strengths:  Long wingspan – blocks and alters shots with it.  Soft hands in the post – catches difficult passes and converts.  Good springs – can get off the floor.  Can run the floor well for a big body.  Good at getting post position.  Solid rebounder.  Shoots for a very high percentage from the field.


Weaknesses:  Still more prospect than NBA player right now – will need time to develop.  Very inexperienced – only played one season of college ball and didn’t play huge minutes (about 20/game).  Productivity declined as his freshman season went on.  Still a little clumsy.  Needs to add some more muscle to his frame.  Horrible free throw shooter – barely above 40%.  Offensive game is still a work in progress – averages less than 10 points per game.    


Projected 2008 Draft Range: Top 10 pick.


Consensus:  Whichever NBA team drafts Jordan will have to be patient with him.  As the Lakers can attest with Andrew Bynum, the wait could be well worth it as Jordan has all the makings of a quality NBA big.


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