Derrick FavorsHt/Wt: 6-10 / 245 lbs
Team: Georgia Tech
2010 Draft Profile - Derrick FavorsThe key words to describing Favors, are potential and upside. I strongly believe he needs another year in college, but the draft is loaded with underdeveloped prospects, and it's mostly about what a player can become. Although he is not having a bad season, he still averages double figures and remains one of the ACC's rebounding leaders. Favors simply relied on brute strenght and super human like athletic ability in highschool, but at times find it very difficult on the college level, because most big men are equal to his abilities. The couple games that I observed him, he showed that he does have a nice turnaround jumpshot from the right side block, and seems very comfortable shooting out to about 15 feet, but shows that he can expand his range. At the next level, the game will be very physical as he would really need a little more bulk, but does have a mature physique at this stage. Gerald Wallace comes to mind while evaluating Favors, Wallace was a man amongst boys type athlete in highschool, but it took several years for his game to develope in the NBA, and Favors may need the same approach.
Outlook: What ever team drafts him need to stay patient because his upside is ridiculous. I can really project a 20 and 10 with a couple blocks type career down the line. He is rumored to be very humble with a tremendous work ethic, and that will cause his career to blossom. A huge wingspan, great lateral quickness and springy leaping ability will allow him to be a force on defense. Great future and possibly multiple allstar. Game resembles Tyrus Thomas. I would gamble on Favors high in the lottery, because the reward will pay off.
Player profile submitted by: Monta Williams
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