Darryl Watkins: NBA Draft Profile

February 12th, 2007

NBA Draft: Darryl Watkins


College: Syracuse

Class: Senior

Stats: ESPN.com


Position: C

Height: 6”11”

Weight: 258lbs


Accolades:  First Team All-State – New Jersey – high school (03).


Scouting Report: A big time defender and shotblocker.


Strengths: Shotblocking – Watkins should finish his career with over 250 swats.  Good NBA size.  Good offensive rebounder – gets about 3 per game.  When he does get a chance to shoot he shoots for a high percentage.  Plays for a program known for producing NBA talent.   


 Weaknesses: Offense – not much of a factor on the offensive end of the court.  Has never averaged in double-digit scoring in his career.  Only gets about 5-6 shots per game. Only played significant minutes his last two years in college.  Can he guard players one-on-one – Syracuse almost exclusively plays zone defenses.


Projected 2007 Draft Range: Second round pick.


Consensus:  Watkins would definitely be a project in the NBA, especially on the offensive end.  However, his size and defensive abilities should get him a look by a team in the draft.


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