Can put the ball on the deck for a couple dribbles and get to the basket, especially against slower defenders
Great athleticism for a 6-10 player
Runs the floor well
Uses his length to his advantage especially on the boards and defensive end
Gets out-physicaled by bigger opponents
Tends to go for the blocked shot which gets him out of position as a rebounder
Too often settles for a fallaway jumper rather than attacking the basket
Needs to be more aggressive inside
Summary: Brackins has to be kicking himself for not turning pro after his sophomore season as his numbers and stock have taken a hit during his junior year. He probably would have been a safe bet for a lottery pick last summer but will fall into the 20s, possibly even the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft that has a lot more talented post players than the 2009 NBA Draft did.
Player Comparison: Hakim Warrick. Brackins is a tall, but not very physical power forward who seems to feel more comfortable facing the basket or with the ball on the perimeter than banging down low. Warrick was in the same mold because of his slim build and that ultimately hurt his stock when he was drafted. Brackins has the potential to develop into a more physical inside player, but has yet to show that steady aggressiveness at Iowa State.
Walter your inability to bet the Patriots all year with Brady on the team is inexplicable. Yes, since Brady came back from suspension, you bet the Patriots 0 times, even though they covered as decent and often huge favorites. Why? Why are you more afraid than Goodell is to show up at Foxborough to bet on a great team to beat inferior oponents by a large margin? You lost out on a lot of money. As for the Patriots defense who will be "overwhelmed" by Pittsburgh hahaha, the Patriots defense has stepped up when it needed to. Logan Ryan who is not even the best DB let alone CB on the team just had a dominant game covering one of the best wide receivers in the league. And you're going to say that Brady can't go stride for stride against Big Ben who, with his 0 TD performance last Sunday, once again proved that he has turned into an awful road playoff QB? You know what 0 TDs will win you in the AFC Championship game? I don't believe that betting on Pitt getting 6 points is a bad decision - seeing as I may do the same. But to predict the Patriots to straight up lose is laughable. The advantage they have on defense and coaching is pretty big and they may even be even offensively solely because Brady has been using Edelman more and more and Dion Lewis's return has shown to be very important.