Overview: Hard working small forward who can provide some spot minutes off the bench. Good combination of size, strength, and athleticism. Plays with a lot of heart. Very versatile defender. Brings a lot to the table on that end. Isnt very dynamic offensively at the NBA level. Was rather successful as a scorer at Arizona State after transferring from Illinois. Rebounds at a ridiculous rate for a player his height. Probably best known for fracturing D-League teammate Martynas Andriuskevicius skull with a cheap shot in practice. Seems to have a bit of a tempter problem, but doesnt show it frequently. Essentially acts as a defensive specialist.
Offense: An average offensive player who doesnt get enough touches to show what he can do. Gets most of his offense from spot up opportunities, but will also makes some hustle plays and do a good job getting open off the ball. Displays a decent looking jumper, but appears to kick his legs out unnecessarily when he pulls up. Displays decent ball handling ability and can knock down some shots off the dribble. Has a quick first step, which makes him tough to keep out of the lane. Does a good job finishing at the rim, and has the explosiveness to beat the defense for easy baskets. Will turn the ball over by being overly aggressive with the ball.
Defense: A physical defender who wont hesitate to get in his mans jersey and give fouls when hes beat. Capable of defending both perimeter spots pretty effectively. Has the overall athleticism necessary to make his aggressive mentality a factor. Capable of sliding over an defending the power forward spot when the matchup isnt too physically lopsided. Wont hesitate to get low and try to push his man off the block. Very scrappy when there is a loose ball. Solid rebounder for his position. Brings the effort level required to be a spot specialist.