NBA Draft: Brandan Wright
College: North Carolina
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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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