Doesn't force the issue; takes what is given to him
Active on the boards on both ends
Gets great positioning as a rebounder
Plays with terrific energy
Moving his feet on the defensive end
Runs the floor well
Limited offensive game
Not an explosive athlete
A center trapped in a power forward's body
Summary: Ratliffe put together an extremely efficient season, shooting nearly 70 percent from the field this past year. He is very active on the inside and physical down low, but is a bit undersized and limited with his offensive game, which makes him a second-round prospect.
Player Comparison: Jason Maxiell. Like Maxiell, Ratliffe is a center trapped in a power forward's body. Maxiell has utilized his wide frame and physicality to be a serviceable role player, which Ratliffe could become as well. Neither guy has a great deal of offensive ability outside of the paint, but both are effective around the hoop.
so funny about Starbucks and so true. I especially like the part if kucking a snowflake when they are down. I will say this - One of the Starbucks shops in my town is open at 4:30 a.m., which is a Godsend for those infrequent really early work days.