Gani Lawal: NBA Draft Profile

February 3rd, 2009

Gani Lawal


College: Georgia Tech

Class: Sophomore

Position: PF

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 233lbs


Accolades: Mr. Basketball - Georgia - high school (07), McDonald’s All-American - high school (07), Second Team Parade All-American - high school (07).


Scouting Report: A hard working post player with an NBA body.


Strengths: Long wingspan - over 7 feet. Decent build. Works hard in the post to get position. Quick player for his size. Hustles - is an active player. Can score with either hand in the post. Good work ethic. Good athlete. Great rebounder. Good shot blocker.


Weaknesses: Still raw - needs more experience. Post game is a work in progress. Turns the ball over too much. Horrible free throw shooter. Still inconsistent.


Projected 2009 Draft Range: Late lottery to mid second round pick.


Consensus: Gani Lawal is a terrific NBA prospect due to his hard working nature and his NBA body. His game still need development, but he definitely has the potential to be an above average pro player.


Stats: Gani Lawal Stats



NBA Draft on

More 2009 NBA Draft Profiles

Current NBA Mock Draft Position

Complete NBA Draft coverage


CHN's Six-Star Ranking System w/ 2008 Equivalents

= Superstar/All-NBA Potential - Michael Beasley

= Potential NBA All-Star - Derrick Rose

= Consistent NBA Starter - Brook Lopez

= 6th Man/Fringe Starter - Russell Westbrook

= Career Reserve - Roy Hibbert

= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man - JR Giddens

0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues - Drew Neitzel