Brandan Wright: NBA Draft Profile

    
February 12th, 2007

NBA Draft: Brandan Wright

 

College: North Carolina

Class: Freshman

Stats: ESPN.com

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Position: PF

Height: 6”9”

Weight: 205lbs

 

Accolades:  Two-time Parade All-American – high school, Second Team USA Today All-American – high school (06), McDonald’s All-American – high school (06), Tennessee’s Division II Mr. Basketball – high school (04,05 & 06).

 

Scouting Report: A long, lean multi-talented big man.

 

Strengths: Very good scorer in the post – can score with both hands.  Very smooth and poised for his age.  Can get up and down the floor quicker than guys his height.  Good shotblocker.  Was a very consistent scorer on the college level playing in one of the countries best conferences.  Shoots for a very high percentage.  Incredibly long arms – he has a 7’4.5” wingspan.

 

Weaknesses: Needs to put on some weight/muscle for the pros.  Will have trouble guarding NBA power forwards until he bulks up more.  Very inexperienced with only 1 season of college ball under his belt.  Averaged less than 30 minutes per game his 1 season in Chapel Hill.  Poor free throw shooter.  Needs to develop an outside shot if he is going to play some small forward in the NBA.

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range: Top 4 pick.

 

Consensus:  Wright is a player that would be considered as a #1 overall pick in most draft years – just not this year.  After gaining some strength and experience Wright has the potential to be an all-star NBA player. 

 

 

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