Accolades: First Team High-Major All-American – CHN (08), First Team All-MWC (08), Second Team All-MWC (07), MWC All-Tournament Team (07), MWC Freshman of the Year (06), Second Team All-MWC (06).
Scouting Report: An athletic, strong big man.
Strengths: Left handed. Good size for a power forward – the second tallest player at his position measured at the pre-draft camp. Good leaper. Very quick and agile for his size – fastest sprinter at the pre-draft camp among power forwards. Nice hook shot down low. Good back-to-the-basket scorer. Used to being double & triple-teamed. Can score with either hand. Good rebounder.
Weaknesses: Will be 22-years-old when next season begins. Didn’t play in a power conference so he didn’t go up against the toughest competition every game. Below average wingspan for his height. Doesn’t always go up strong when he gets the ball down low. Needs to develop a face-up game for the pros. Horrible free throw shooter. Inconsistent.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Mid to late second round pick.
Consensus: Plaisted has a nice combination of tools and size that could make him a second round sleeper.
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