|Team: NON-NBA College Team:
H: 6' 8"|
W: 244 lbs
(27 Years Old)
|RSCI: 58||Agent: Rade Filipovich ||
High School: Lanier
Hometown: Jackson, MS
|Height w/o Shoes||Height w/shoes||Weight||Wingspan||Standing Reach||Body Fat||No Step Vert||Max Vert||Bench Press||Lane Agility||3/4 Court Sprint||Class Rank|
|6' 7.25"||6' 8.25"||244||6' 11.25"||8' 11.5"||10.7||26.5||33.5||14||11.51||3.13||NA|
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|Las Vegas Summer League Day Six|
July 17, 2008
Rhodes had a very nice game today, showing his ability to help his team offensively. Rhodes scored a lot of his point on run outs, and he likes to creep out in front of the play when his teammate gets a deflection defensively. While this didnít hurt his team today, it can become a problem when his teammates donít get the steal and heís left behind the play. Rhodes displayed good form on his jumper, and while heís still developing his range, he has the release and elevation to become a very capable shooter from beyond college three-point range and potentially NBA three-point range. The big forward has pretty good ball handling ability for a big man, but he isnít quick enough to exploit that skill offensively. Defensively, Rhodes showed good rebounding skills, getting low to box out and using leverage to ride his man out of the lane. When defending the ball, he was aggressive to a fault, often getting caught with hand on a shooter around the rim. Rhodes has a lot of nice tools, and is a solid athlete, but faces an uphill battle reach the NBA.
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All-Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Third-Team
April 22, 2008
After a promising first game where he really played within himself and showed off many facets of his game, Charles Rhodes came out with a gunnerís mentality in game two, forcing a lot of tough shots and really playing outside of his comfort zone. Following that, he was a no-show for game three, with no explanation as to why that was readily available. Regardless, getting in front of this many scouts and executives, showing off his athletic abilities, flashing some of his skills, and measuring out at 6í9 with a 7í wingspan, Rhodes still may have helped himself with his showing.
While he didnít show it consistently here, on the offensive end, Rhodes has a compact and efficient face-up and post-up game, operating in the area 5-15 feet away from the basket. In the post, he relies on turnaround jumpers and spinning hooks, while facing up he relies on one or two dribble pull-up jumpers, often fading away, which he can consistently hit. Projecting to the next level, because heís slightly undersized, he may have some trouble getting off some of his back-to-the-basket moves, but he has the makings of a solid mid-range game in the vein of what Brandon Bass contributes to the Dallas Mavericks.
As for the rest of his offense, he could improve his free-throw shooting, which is at 67%, and could get to the line a little bit more as well. He is an active player off the ball, crashing the offensive glass and making cuts to the basket, where he scores a lot of his 17.4 points per game.
On the defensive end, Rhodes plays active post defense, showing good fundamentals and doing a good job contesting shots over his head, blocking 1.4 per game. He is prone to biting for pump fakes, though, and projecting to the next level, his size is a slight concern. He isnít tested much on the perimeter, playing power forward and center for Mississippi State.
With his set of physical tools and foundation of skill, Rhodes should be someone weíll see again at Orlando, where he can attempt to put together a more complete performance that better represents the package he showed while averaging 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the SEC. Heís a solid athlete with a good motor who has a few things he could potentially contribute to an NBA team, so heís someone we could see in the league next season or sometime down the road, if his game requires a little bit more seasoning first.
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