Ryan Anderson: NBA Draft Profile
Accolades: First Team All-Pac-10 (08), Pac-10 All-Tournament Team (07), Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (07), Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 (07), Great Alaska Shootout MVP (07).
Scouting Report: An explosive scorer with inside/outside ability.
Strengths: Excellent inside/outside threat. Great size for a small forward. Lights-out three-point shooter – hit about two a game at a 41% clip. Fantastic rebounder. Explosive scorer – led the Pac-10 in scoring his sophomore year. Very consistent – posted double-figure scoring games in every game this year. Fantastic free throw shooter. Decent post moves. Played big-time minutes and put up big-time numbers in a big-time conference throughout his collegiate career.
Weaknesses: Does he have the foot speed to guard NBA players? Very skinny – will need to get stronger and heavier. Will be outmuscled by NBA players in the post. Turnover prone – more turnovers than assists both years in college. Doesn’t bring much on the defensive end of the floor – not many blocks or steals. Doesn’t possess NBA athleticism.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Mid first round to early second round pick.
Consensus: Ryan Anderson has had a stellar collegiate career thus far but his game and body need more work for the NBA. Another year in college to work on his strength and defense would be his best bet, especially considering he isn’t a guaranteed first round pick at this point.
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