Carl Landry: NBA Draft Profile

    
May 15th, 2007

NBA Draft: Carl Landry

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College: Purdue

Class: Senior

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: PF

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 252lbs

 

Accolades: First Team All-Big 10 – coaches (07), Second Team All-Big 10 – media (07), Second Team All-Big 10 – coaches and media (05), First Team Junior College All-American (04).

 

Scouting Report: An experienced, scrappy power player.

 

Strengths: Strong physique.  Very good low post scorer – uses his strength well and has decent moves.  Can absorb contact and still score.  Finishes strong – attacks the rim.  Can dribble drive past his man and get to the rim.  Good rebounder.

 

Weaknesses: Injury prone – missed half of freshman JUCO season with a broken hand, missed the last three games of junior year with a torn ACL and missed all but five games in 05/06 due to an injured knee.  Will already be 24-years-old in September.  Has the bulk but not the height for the power forward spot in the NBA.  Not a three-point threat and too heavy to play the small forward slot.  Very turnover prone.

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range:  Mid second round pick – undrafted.

 

Consensus:  Landry’s size, or lack there of, will be a big detriment in the NBA.  If he is too have any chance making it in the League he will have to develop more of a small forward’s game and body (or grow three inches).

 

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