Accolades: ACC All-Freshman Honorable Mention
(03), Second Team All-ACC (04), ACC All-Defensive Team (04), ACC
All-Tournament Team (04), Honorable Mention All-American (04), Third
Team All-American (05), ACC Defensive Player of the Year (05), First
Team All-ACC (05), First Team ACC All-Tournament Team (05), ACC
All-Defensive Team (05), National Defensive Player of the Year (05)
Scouting Report: As the accolades above show,
defense if Shelden’s strength. Rebounding, blocking shots and stealing
are all strengths of his. Also quite skilled on the offensive end in
the paint. “The Landlord” owns the paint.
Strengths: Defense. Rebounding. Blocking
shots. Physical game – very strong. Beast inside the paint.
Weaknesses: Needs to work on his outside game
for the NBA. Will have to play 4 in the NBA since 6’9” is a bit short
for the center spot (even though he has a long wingspan).
Projected 2006 Draft Range: Top 20 pick.
Consensus: His game is reminiscent of Alonzo
Mourning, especially on the defensive end. Will have to work on his
face up game and get used to guarding quicker 4 men in the NBA. His
defense will be his calling card in the pros, but he should be an
efficient scorer also. Has the chance to have an All-Star career, at
the very worst will be a defensive beast.
NBA Mock Draft Position
Ranking By Position
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Six-Star Ranking System
= Superstar/All-NBA Potential
= Potential NBA All-Star
= Consistent NBA Starter
= 6th Man/Fringe Starter
= Career Reserve
= Fringe NBA
0 stars = Life in the Minor
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