2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Joel Embiid





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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Joel Embiid


Position: Center

Size: 7-0, 250

School: Kansas, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Height
  • Athleticism
  • Length
  • Shot blocking
  • A rim-protector
  • Pick-and-roll defender
  • Denying the passing lane when opposing players post him up
  • Runs the floor well
  • Footwork in the post
  • Developing low post game
  • Nice touch on his mid-range jumper
  • Just scratching the surface on his potential




  • Weaknesses:
  • All-around offensive game is still a work in progress
  • Needs to be stronger with the ball on the block
  • Aggressiveness on the glass
  • Physicality


  • Summary: For somebody still "new" to the game of basketball, Embiid has made tremendous strides but hasn't come close to even tapping his true potential. Since size is always coveted in the NBA, there is a realistic chance the Cameroon native could be the No. 1-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

    Player Comparison: Hakeem Olajuwon. It is easy to see why Embiid is drawing comparisons to a younger Hakeem Olajuwon. With his size, athleticism, footwork, and blossoming talent, Embiid has the potential to be a dominant low post scorer and defensive presence if his game continues to grow at the rate it has in the past couple of years.







    RELATED LINKS:


    2014 NBA Mock Draft


    2015 NBA Mock Draft


    2014 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2014 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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