NBA Draft Profile: Wilson Chandler

    
May 24th, 2007

NBA Draft: Wilson Chandler

 

College: DePaul

Class: Sophomore

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: SF/PF

Height: 6”8”

Weight: 230lbs

 

Accolades:  Second Team All-Big East (07), Big East All-Rookie Team (06), Honorable Mention All-American – Street & Smith’s – high school (05), Mr. Basketball – Michigan – high school (05), First Team All-State – Michigan – high school (05), EA Sports All-American – high school (05), Third Team All-American – Parade Magazine - high school (05).

 

Scouting Report:  An athletic combo forward.

 

Strengths: Good athleticism and hops.  Can really get up and attack the rim.  Very good rebounder.  Very good shot blocker.  Can score inside or step outside and hit the three.  Very good NBA size.  Averaged over 30 minutes a night both years in college playing in a big time conference. 

 

Weaknesses: Is he a NBA small forward or power forward?  Still a work in progress as a small forward and would be a little short for the NBA 4-spot.  Very inconsistent three-point shooter – only a 30% shooter from deep for his career.  Mediocre free throw shooter.  Can be foul prone.

 

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

 

Consensus:  Chandler is an intriguing prospect due to his inside/outside potential, but “potential” is the key word.  He needs at least another year in school to improve his draft stock and make himself more of a viable NBA small forward candidate.

 

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