Larry Sanders

If he would have come out last year, Larry Sanders was a probable lottery pick.  He opted to stay at school, and now with the exceptional forwards in the draft, he’s seen his stock slip.  He’s still in the lottery discussion, but falling to the middle of the first round wouldn’t be surprising.

Strengths: Incredibly long wingspan, allegedly measured at 7′ 6″ which would be the longest measured at the draft combine in Chicago.  Wonderful help defender that possesses great timing to block shots.  Runs the floor well and finishes in transition.  Has some monster stat lines when he asserts himself offensively.

Weaknesses: Played in the CAA, so immediately there are questions about the level of competition.  Still needs to improve his passing ability.  Would be well served learning to put the ball on the floor in isolation situations.  Doesn’t shoot the ball well, and doesn’t seem to be working too much on his shot.  Can add weight to his incredibly long frame.

NBA Comparison: Kenyon Martin