NBA Draft Profile: Josh McRoberts

    
March 25th, 2007

NBA Draft: Josh McRoberts

 

College: Duke

Class: Sophomore

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: PF/C

Height: 6’10”

Weight: 240lbs

 

Accolades:  ACC All-Freshman Team (06), Second Team ACC All-Tournament (06), National High School Senior Athlete of the Year (05), McDonald’s All-American Player of the Year  - high school (05), First Team Parade All-American – high school (05), All-USA Today First Team – high school (05), EA Sports All-American – high school (05), McDonald’s All-American – high school (05), McDonald’s All-American game MVP (05), Three-time All-State – high school, Indiana.

 

Scouting Report: A multi-talented player with both big man and guard skills.

 

Strengths: A true point forward – McRoberts is an excellent passing big man and capable ball handler able to run the point.  Great shotblocker.  Very good rebounder.  Finishes strong – lots of dunks.  Can get up and down the floor quicker than most players his size.  Good face up shooter. Plays for one of the best programs at producing NBA talent.   

 

Weaknesses: Needs to improve outside shot – shoots the college three at a very low percentage.  Not a real explosive scorer.  Was expected to be Duke’s go-to scorer his sophomore year but never really stepped into the role.  Will need to get stronger to play the post effectively in the NBA and quicker to play the wing.  Didn’t live up to expectations his sophomore year.

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range: Top 10 to mid-first round pick.

 

Consensus:  McRoberts is a very intriguing NBA prospect.  His passing skills are what make him a special player – especially due to his size.  He is still a work in progress, especially in regards to defending one-on-one, but he should be a very capable NBA player.

 

 

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