NBA Draft Profile: Julian Wright

    
March 25th, 2007

NBA Draft: Julian Wright

 

College: Kansas

Class: Sophomore

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: SF/PF

Height: 6’8”

Weight: 225lbs

 

Accolades:  All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (06), Big 12 All-Rookie Team (06), Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team (06), McDonald’s All-American – high school (05), First Team All-State – high school, Illinois (05), USA Junior National Select Team (05), Third Team All-State  – high school, Illinois (04).

 

Scouting Report: An athletic, explosive, inconsistent combo forward.

 

Strengths: Good scorer off the dribble.  Can get up the court very quickly.  Very explosive – attacks the rim.  Spectacular dunker. Good rebounder.  Racks up decent steal and block numbers.  Good passer. 

 

Weaknesses: Can be very inconsistent – in three straight games this year he had nine points, then 33 points, then eight points.  Needs to improve his shooting range – doesn’t possess much of a three-point shot.  Didn’t live up to expectations his sophomore year.

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range: Top 10 pick.

 

Consensus:  Wright brings a nice package to the pros – great springs and speed, good passing skills, ability to blow by his man on the perimeter, strong finishing skills.  He is a work in progress though; especially his outside shot has to improve before he becomes a dominant wing player in the NBA.

 

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