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Patrick O'Bryant NCAA Tourney Review
Doug Thonus
March 24, 2006
 
Here's href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> view href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> O'Bryant href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> based href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> performance. href=/profile//>

Strengths:
O'Bryant href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> rebounder. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> traffic, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> aggressively href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> isn't href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> getting href=/profile//> charity href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> tall. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> working href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//>

He's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> man href=/profile//> defender. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> defending href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> level. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> uses href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> feet href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> maintain href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> position, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> fouling. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> space href=/profile//> filler href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> aware href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> presence href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> painted href=/profile//> area. href=/profile//>

He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> frame href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> isn't href=/profile//> filled href=/profile//> out. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> skinny href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> width href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shoulders href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> easily href=/profile//> envision href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> carrying href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> 20-30 href=/profile//> lbs href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> muscle. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> he'd href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> add href=/profile//> weight href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> frame href=/profile//> fairly href=/profile//> easily. href=/profile//> Working href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> strength href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> quickly href=/profile//> add href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> strength.

He's href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> aggressive href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> fighting href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> maintaining href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> spin href=/profile//> moves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> close.

Weaknesses:
He href=/profile//> lacks href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> slow href=/profile//> feet. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> hustles, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> lumbers href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> That href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> causes href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> soft. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> throws href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> layups href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> dunks. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> slow href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> defense, href=/profile//> becuase href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> rotate href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> enough. href=/profile//> Conditioning href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> definite href=/profile//> factor href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well.

He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> whole href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> feet href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> add href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> moves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> arsenal, href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> add href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> strength href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has.

His href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> limits href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> upside href=/profile//> greatly href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> mind. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> developing href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> dominant href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> unless href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> adds href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> muscle href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> frame. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> ever href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> dominating href=/profile//> interior href=/profile//> presence href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> either href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor. href=/profile//> I'd href=/profile//> say href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> upside href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> similar href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Zydrunas href=/profile//> Ilgauskas, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> downside href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> foot href=/profile//> tall href=/profile//> stiffs href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> couldn't href=/profile//> stick href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league.

I'm href=/profile//> sure href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> love href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> stay href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> additional href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> add, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> interest href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> declare href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> rounder. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> easily href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> exposed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> lower href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> stock href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> raise href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//> href=/profile//> Even href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> improves href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> planning href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> worse. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> consider href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> middle href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> later href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> GM.
 
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