Another interesting matchup will be at the power forward spot, where freshman T.J. Leaf will face one of the staunchest collegiate defenders in the country in Gary Clark. Clark is undersized at around 6'7 or 6'8, and doesnt have the most imposing frame or overwhelming length, but he's incredibly smart and physical, with tremendous timing and toughness.
Strengths: -Active, athletic undersized power forward with a nice wingspan -Decent scoring instincts -Frame should fill out nicely in time -Very good rebounder -Has some very basic back to the basket moves -Team player. Does all the little things -Tough guy. Plays hard. Gets after it on offensive glass . No nonsense attitude -Very competitive defensively. Shows good timing as a shot-blocker and defensive rebounder
Weaknesses: -Undersized for his position. More of a center than a small forward despite being only 6-7 -Long, slow ugly release on his jumper. Doesn't have much range -Average ball-handler in half-court -No post moves -How will he score against better competition? -Is he big enough to guard collegiate power forwards?
Outlook: Needs to fill out his frame but should be a solid contributor at the high-major level. Lacks the size to be considered a great prospect, but has the length, athleticism and intangibles to find a way to be effective. Has the potential to play professional basketball if he continues to work on his jump-shot and all-around game.