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AJ Hammons
Ht/Wt: 7' 0" / 270 lbs
Position: C
Team: Purdue
Class: Senior



2016 Draft Profile - AJ Hammons

Strengths: Standing at 70 and weighing approximately 280 pounds, A.J. Hammons has the big, physical presence that NBA teams are looking for when drafting a prototypical sized center.

Besides being of great stature, Hammons is actually more mobile and athletic than many scouts expected him to be. Hes a very good shot blocker and rebounder (averaged 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 block per game this past season), but the rest of his game is still a work of progress.

The talent is clearly there for Hammons, but like most big men, the development process is taking much longer than teams would prefer. Now its just a matter of whos going to take a chance on a soon-to-be 23-year-old when training camp starts.

Weaknesses: Although the talent is clearly there for Hammons, hes about to turn 23 years old which draws questions as to how much room he has to grow.

Hes also struggled mightily throughout his college career with conditioning issues, as he isnt known for a player that can play long stretches of time during a game. It was something that the Purdue program tried to work on when Hammons was there, but it wasnt enough to help his draft stock.

Besides being very talented, Hammons is still very raw overall, which is surprising seeing how hes one of the oldest of his draft class. If Hammons doesnt hear his name called on June 23, expect a team to immediately pick him up on undrafted waivers and work with him during Summer League. If a team is patient with the 70 center, they may be getting a quality frontcourt player in the next few years.

AJ Hammons Videos

AJ Hammons Full HLIGHTS vs Michigan St. (2-9-16) 19 Pts 13 Rebs 8 Blks


AJ Hammons Full Highlights vs Nebraska (1-30-16) 32 Pts 11 Rebs 5 Asts 4 Blks


AJ Hammons Purdue Men's Basketball 2014-2015





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