Derrick Favors: NBA Draft

May 28th, 2009

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Derrick Favors


College: Georgia Tech

Class: Freshman

Position: PF

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 220lbs


Accolades: National Player of the Year - Parade Magazine - high school (09), First Team Parade All-American - high school (09), McDonald’s All-American - high school (09), MVP McDonald’s All-American Game - high school (09), Naismith National High School Player of the Year (09), Mr. Basketball - Georgia - high school (09), USA Today National Player of the Year - high school (09), First Team All-USA - USA Today - high school (09), Second Team Parade All-American - high school (08).

Scouting Report: A long, strong athletic big man.


Strengths: Long arms. Extremely athletic. Explosive athlete. Great shot blocker. Strong physique. Good in the post. Great rebounder. Has the potential to play on the wing and in the paint. Nice hands for a big man. Quick.


Weaknesses: Still inexperienced and raw. Needs to improve his footwork. His ball-handling has improved but it still needs more work. Needs to add a little weight to play the post in the pros.


Projected 2010 Draft Range: Top 5 pick.


Consensus: Favors should only be on the Georgia Tech campus for a brief time before he becomes a NBA player. He has the potential to best player to come out of Tech since Chris Bosh.



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= Superstar/All-NBA Potential - Michael Beasley

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= Consistent NBA Starter - Brook Lopez

= 6th Man/Fringe Starter - Russell Westbrook

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= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man - JR Giddens

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