Overview: A veteran center who has good size and bulk, but took a lot of flak for never living up to his last contract. Good size for the center position. Has lots of weight on his frame. Not a dynamic athlete. Great shot blocker. Pretty solid rebounder as well. Brings almost nothing to the table on the offensive end. Had an outstanding collegiate career. Garnered the Patriot Conference Player of the Year Award as a sophomore and junior. Holds the NCAA record for most blocked shots. Never lived up to his draft position. Has become very active off the court. One of the true good guys in the game. Leaves a mark on every community he works with. More of a locker room presence at this point in his career.
Offense: Gets most of his offensive touches by working hard off the ball. Won't get many plays called for him. Doesn't show any jump shooting ability. Won't put the ball on the floor. Turns over his left shoulder almost exclusively when he's in the post. Doesn't show a very good left hand. Very susceptible to fouling; struggles mightily from the charity stripe. Finishes at the rim at only an average clip since he struggles to connect when defenders react to his moves quickly. Doesn't show very good touch and has to get very close to the rim to be consistent. Great offensive rebounder. Provides a big body in limited minutes.
Defense: A former defensive specialist who used to be one of the better shot blockers in the game. Still gets the opportunity to make an impact, albeit in limited minutes. Comes into the game looking to protect the rim. Has the length to alter shots on the weak side. Looks to challenge shots aggressively leading him to get called for a lot of fouls. Knows how to throw his weight around to keep his man off the block. Decent rebounder. Won't play enough minutes to be a dynamic option, but is a nice defensive role player considering how much he does play.