NBA Draft: Glen Davis
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Accolades: McDonald’s All-American (high school) (04), Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana (high school) (04), Mr. Basketball (Louisiana Sports Writers Association) (high school) (04), SEC Freshman of the Year (05), SEC Newcomer of the Year (05), Wooden All-American (06), Third Team All-American – AP (06), SEC Player of the Year (06), First Team All-SEC (06), All-Atlanta Region (NCAA Tournament) (06).
Scouting Report: A big strong post man with quick, nimble feet.
Strengths: Great post player. Can score with his back to the basket or by facing up and blowing by his man. Extremely big and strong – can’t be moved out of his position by the defender. Is a great rebounder. Also gets quite a few steals and blocks. Great hands and agility for a man of his size.
Weaknesses: Weighs too much still (even after another off season where he shedded tons of weight). Not a great leaper and doesn’t get up and down the court very quickly. Conditioning is still a question – gets visibly winded (last year’s Final Four for example). His body type doesn’t usually make a great NBA pro (see: Traylor, Robert; Miller, Oliver).
Projected 2006 Draft Range: Late first round pick.
Consensus: Davis’ unique mix of size, strength and finesse makes him an intriguing prospect. He will have to slim down and work on his conditioning to really excel in the NBA because due to his height his future will have to be mostly playing the power forward spot.
Current NBA Mock Draft Position
CHN's Six-Star Ranking System
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= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man
0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues