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.