Name: Jackie Carmichael
Position: Power Forward
School/Country: Illinois State
Latest Stats: 17.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg, 1.0 spg
Jackie Carmichael does not have the most recognizable name entering the 2013 NBA Draft, but be that as it may, this is a solid draft choice for whatever NBA organization makes the decision to select him. By way of Illinois State, Carmichael has molded himself into a viable NBA prospect after averaging 17.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this past season. Carmichael has showcased his NBA-level talent in year’s past and now that is collegiate career has come to a close, it’s time to find out where the 6-foot-9 power forward is headed next.
Carmichael was a viable double-double option at the collegiate level and he offers great size and strength at the power forward position. At this point, Carmichael is looking like a lock to hear his name called within the second round of the NBA draft and there should be no denying his ability to bolster a front court rotation in the NBA.
Strengths: Carmichael stands at 6-foot-9, weighing in at 241 lbs. He is a physical prospect who can finish around the rim and produce inside. Carmichael has great tendencies on the defensive end as well, averaging 2.1 blocks per game this past season. If Carmichael can match the physicality that he showed at Illinois State in the NBA, then he should have no trouble help out one particular NBA organization.
Weaknesses: Carmichael enters the draft at the age of 23, which is a factor that certainly hurts his upside. In addition to that, Carmichael is a bit limited on offensive in terms of range and ability to step away from the rim. While Carmichael has the physical tools to play inside, he could struggle against more athletic forwards in the NBA.
Draft Projection: Early-to-Mid Second Round
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