22. Andrew Nicholson 6-9 240lbs Senior St. Bonaventure PF
2011-12 stats: 30 mpg, 18.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2 bpg, 57%fg, 43% 3ptfg (23-53), 77% ft
Projection: Mid to late first round
Strengths: Andrew Nicholson is a skilled, four year starter from St. Bonaventure of the Atlantic 10 conference. I was able to get a close look at him during his career and seen the development of his game, due to me being from Philly and covering Temple hoops closely. He is going to be a stretch four, pick and pop type of player in the NBA. His mid range jump shot is deadly, he has range out to the college three point line, and in recent workouts, he’s been hitting the NBA three with ease. Is a good defender and rebounder, averaged two blocks a game during his senior season. Isn’t the greatest athlete, but plays the angles, uses his body and length, and is wise.
Weaknesses: I would like to see him add some more strength and bulk to his frame in order to deal with NBA fours on a regular basis. He’s not a top flight athlete, and might have problems checking superior athletes at the four in the league.
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