2010 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Artsiom Paakhouski
Size: 6-11, 260
School: Radford, Senior
Great strength and build
Leading rebounder in the nation
Has a knack for the ball on the glass
Shows a soft touch on his jumper
Nice hook shot
Establishes solid position on the block
Runs the floor well
Still a work in progress on the offensive end
Free throw shooting
Goes through phases where he lacks intensity especially when attacking the glass
Footwork in the post
Handling double teams
Summary: The Bealrus native is very physically imposing especially in a smaller Big South Conference. His size and strength are his biggest assets, but he is still raw in his all-around feel for the game. He will likely be a second-round pick due to his build, but needs some serious work on his pure skill set before he can really make any sort of impact at the next level.
Player Comparison: Marcin Gortat. Like Gortat, Parakhouski is a physical post player who uses his size and strength rather than his basketball ability to make him effective on the court. Gortat is really nothing more than a career backup who gets most his points around the basket, which is likely how Parakhouski will make his living in the NBA.
I don't know how successful Lamar Jackson is gonna be at the next level since you still have to be a sophisticated passer in the NFL, but I think Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are the real deal. People have somewhat forgotten about the latter because he's been sidelined with an injury, but he'll bounce back, be a Heisman contender next season and probably end up in the 2018 Draft's top 10.