|Team: NON-NBA College Team: Connecticut|
H: 6' 11"|
W: 245 lbs
(39 Years Old)
Current: C |
High School: Strake Jesuit
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Drafted: Pick 33 in 2000 by Bulls
Overview: A backup center who has the size and mobility to grab some rebounds and provide some extra fouls off the bench. Passable size for the center position. Adequate bulk as well. Shows decent mobility for a player his size. Not very quick or explosive. More of a hustle player. Doesnít show a lot of discernable skills outside of his height and energy level. Makes an impact by being active and not playing outside of himself. Never saw a lot of success as an individual at UCONN, but won an NCAA Championship there in 1999. More of a team player than anything else. Good glue guy that is a presence in the locker room.
Offense: Does almost all of his damage offensively as a hustle player. Gets most of his shots from situations where he is working off the ball. Rolls to the basket hard after he sets screens. Does a very good job crashing the offensive glass as well. Displays decent touch on his jumpers. Can function as a catch and shoot in limited touches in the midrange. Quite a finisher at the rim. Knows how to get open and often finishes without a lot of defense around him. Goes to the line a decent clip for a role player. Shoots a surprisingly solid percentage. Does a good job fighting for position. Wonít do anything impressive, but will make the plays that he should make.
Defense: A decent defender who is active enough to see minutes. One of the most foul prone players in the game. Lacks the foot speed to consistently defend the basket. Tends to reach and hack if he canít stay in front of the play. Will block a shot from time to time. Scrappy when the ball is pried loose at the rim. Lacks the athleticism to be an impact defender. Decent rebounder. Needs to cut down on his fouling.