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Info

  • HEIGHT:

  • 6' 8

  • WEIGHT:

  • 236

  • GRADUATING CLASS:

  • 2012

DRAFT HISTORY

DRAFTSITE SCOUTING REPORT

  • Offense

    Strengths
    • Strong offensive rebounder
    • Solid lower body, gets good position on the blocks.
    • Extremely active, battles for loose balls and rebounds
    • Quick post moves

    Weaknesses

    • Forces too many bad shots
    • Awful free throw shooter
    • Needs to improve court vision/passing out of post

    Defense

    Strengths
    • Excellent rebounder
    • Physical post defender
    • Good help defender


    Weaknesses
    • Not a great athlete, can be beat of the dribble
    • Prone to silly fouls

    Analysis

    Pope was a much-heralded transfer from New Mexico State and at times lived up to the hype. His primary strength is his rebounding on both ends of the floor. While not a great athlete, he hustles after the ball and doesn’t give up on plays. He has a wide base and he uses it well. Offensively, he has the beginnings of a decent move-set and a quick first step to the basket. Defensively, he uses his body well in the post and he boxes out strongly, though he is prone to silly fouls – usually from trying to block shots, which is not a great strength of his. Towards the end of the season, the attitude issues which had dogged him earlier in his career seemed to come back, including an ejection in a NIT game for groin punches. He can be an effective bench player in the NBA, but he needs to get the chip off his shoulder.

    - Ed Isaacson

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