Calvin Booth

Drafted #35 in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Wizards
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs (104 kg)
Position: C
High School: Groveport Madison High School (Ohio)
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, OH
College: Penn St
Current Team: Penn St
Win - Loss: 16 - 17


NBA Scouting Reports, Northwest Division (Part Four)

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Overview:A career backup who has made a solid living without ever having to play more than 17-19 minutes per game at most. Smart, professional player who has carved out a niche for himself by working hard, being a positive locker room presence and getting the most out of his talent. Has good size and a nice wingspan, but is not very strong or athletic for an NBA center. Mostly known for his solid defense and shot-blocking skills. Very foul prone and not particularly productive offensively. Average rebounder. Hasn’t seen all that many minutes in the last five years, but always manages to get a contract because of how reliable a player he is.

Offense: A limited offensive player who likes to face the basket and is primarily a jump-shooter at this point. Like most left-handed players, doesn’t have the best shooting mechanics in the world, but is fairly consistent from 15-18 feet. Career 75% free throw shooter, which is indicative of his touch from mid-range. Understands his team’s offense and knows how to create spacing for his teammates to go to work. Solid passer who has no problem giving up the ball. Sets good screens and runs the floor hard. Limited inside due to his lack of quickness and post moves. Not very explosive getting up around the rim, although his excellent length helps. Strictly a stop-gap and cannot be relied upon for anything more than an occasional jump-shot and some garbage points.

Defense: Fairly limited by his poor combination of strength and athleticism. Does not have the lateral quickness to stay in front of mobile big man attacking him off the dribble from the mid or high post. Somewhat of a liability trying to defend to pick and roll. Has all kinds of veteran tricks in his arsenal, though, knows how to flop at the first sign of contact to draw an offensive foul. Size, length and excellent timing allows him to establish himself as a solid shot-blocking threat, mostly coming from the weak-side. Also very smart about contesting shots using his excellent wingspan. Not as good of a rebounder as he used to be. Very foul prone, but this isn’t much of an issue considering how little he plays.