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Demetris Nichols Report
Chari Bayanker
February 2, 2006
 
Strengths
Nichols href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> prospect. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> physial href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> type href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> man href=/profile//> (6'8 href=/profile//> 215+lbs) href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> stroke href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hit href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> medium href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> jumper. href=/profile//> Nichols href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> amazing href=/profile//> athlete href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> jump href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> gym href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> occasionly href=/profile//> throw href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> dunk href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> perimeter href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> block. href=/profile//> Nichols' href=/profile//> bread href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> butter href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> spot href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> J href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> working href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> driving href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> hoop href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> getting href=/profile//> fouled. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> afraid href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> drive href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> improving. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> Syracuse href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> improve href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> game.
Weaknesses
Like href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Boeheim's href=/profile//> players, href=/profile//> Nichols href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> masked href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> vaunted href=/profile//> 2-3 href=/profile//> zone href=/profile//> defense. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> shows href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> learned href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> dominate. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> lacks href=/profile//> lateral href=/profile//> quickness href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> speed. href=/profile//> Nichols href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> handler href=/profile//> either. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> know href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> smoothly href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> dribble href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> player.
Competition
Nichols href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rugged href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> East href=/profile//> conference, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> tough href=/profile//> non-conference href=/profile//> opponents href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> guarded href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> Gay, href=/profile//> Allan href=/profile//> Ray, href=/profile//> James href=/profile//> White, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Corey href=/profile//> Brewer. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> own href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> opponents href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 40 href=/profile//> minutes.
Outlook
The href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> Nichols href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> up. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> rid href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> bug href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 100%. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> sparingly href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> freshman href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> dipped href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> sophomore href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> practice href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> forced href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> miss href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> portion href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> East href=/profile//> schedule. href=/profile//> Right href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> forwards, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> par, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> agressivness href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> attempts href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> lacking, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> dominate href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> receive href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> consideration href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 2007.

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