Josh Heytvelt: NBA Draft Profile

February 24th, 2009

Josh Heytvelt


College: Gonzaga

Class: Senior

Position: PF

Height: 6’11”

Weight: 260lbs


Accolades: None


Scouting Report: An inside/outside threat with good size.


Strengths: Good athlete for a big man. Good leaper. Solid scorer. Nice face up jumper. Very efficient scorer. Wisely uses backboard on jumpers. Big and strong - NBA size. Capable of big scoring outbursts. Can hit the three. Able to block some shots. Experienced. Decent rebounder.


Weaknesses: Off-court issues - had a very publicized drug bust while in college. Will already be 23-years-old around the time of the draft. Injury prone throughout his collegiate career. Didn’t play in one of the top conferences. Has some post-up moves but still needs more work. Inconsistent.


Projected 2009 Draft Range: Late first round to mid second round pick.


Consensus: Josh Heytvelt has a good package of size, skills and athleticism. However, his off-court problem, inconsistency and injury history raise concerns.


Stats: Josh Heytvelt Stats and Game Log


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