Effective posting up on the block especially against smaller defenders
Crashes the boards
Very physical for a wing player
Is not afraid of contact
Active on both ends of the floor
Can guard multiple positions
High character guy who was a great leader during his senior season
Must improve three-point shooting
Needs to become more comfortable playing away from the ball
Perimeter defense needs to improve at the next level
Not a great passer
Summary: After underachieving in his first three years at Washington, Pondexter blew up during his senior season, finally showing the potential he had when first arriving in college. There are still concerns about his perimeter game making him a borderline first-round pick. He won't be a star in the NBA, but could develop into a solid role player.
Player Comparison: Trenton Hassell. Hassell is a physical wing known more for the "other things" he does on the floor rather than his ability to score. Hassell has stuck around because he has found his niche with every team he has played on, and Pondexter will have to do the same.
A little late on this par but here goes: Houston -134 and if time available going in the second tier spot the Dodgers either with the high ML or I may go the way of the RL. Another: Colorado -134, two open. Another: Nats -149, two open. Another: Boston -200 (Sale), two open. GL tonight folks.
With every sports outlet picking the Titans, I feel they are overrated. I had them underrated last year but loved their o-line. They keep referencing before Mariota got injured. The thing is they were getting killed by the Jaguars before that injury. They pulled out some huge wins vs KC and GB but also struggled in their own division. I also wonder how Mariota's injury heals for this season as it was late in the season. I think they will be more of a .500 team that keeps games close. Hopefully, that means they cover the spread as underdogs.