Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Draft Express on Herb Pope

Our college player evaluation fave Draft Express has an evaluation up today on former New Mexico Stater Herb Pope, now at Seton Hall:

Herb Pope, 6-8, Sophomore, PF/C, Seton Hall
11.5 Points, 10.7 Rebounds, 1.8 Blocks, 2.0 Assists, 2.3 Turnovers, 46% FG, 50% FT
Matthew Kamalsky
Draft Express 4/6/10
Announcing his intention to declare for the 2010 NBA Draft on March 29th, Herb Pope became one of the first in what should prove to be a long list of underclassmen testing the draft waters. After making national news for punching Texas Tech’s Darko Cohadarevic below the belt not once, but twice in a matter of minutes, Pope didn’t take long at all to announce that he’s leaving Seton Hall.

A double-double machine in the Big East with a limited feel on the offensive end, Pope’s high-energy style of play is certainly attractive on some levels, but his overall skill level and numerous red flags raise major concerns about his NBA future.

Standing just 6-8, Pope lacks great size for the power forward at the NBA level and is severely undersized for the center spot –the position his skill set caters to at the moment. In addition to his lack of great height, Pope is only an adequate athlete. He displays decent mobility and runs the floor adequately, but has heavy feet and isn’t exceptionally springy off the floor. Possessing a solid wingspan and some bulk, Pope has some well-defined strengths and weaknesses physically. He may need to improve his physique to augment his style of play at the next level depending on where he lands next season...
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