Name: Jamelle Hagins
Position: Power Forward
Latest Stats: 11.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 2.4 rpg, 1.1 apg
After a terrific four-year career at Delaware, 6-foot-9 power forward Jamelle Hagins is headed to the 2013 NBA Draft. After taking up the role as a rotation player in each of his first two seasons at the collegiate level, Hagins emerged as a legitimate double-double threat as both a junior and a senior. This past season, Hagins averaged 11.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
One of Hagins’ better attributes however, is his defensive play and shot-blocking ability. Hagins tallied 292 blocked shots in his four-year career, a true testament as to why he’s on the radar of many NBA scouts. Hagins is certainly no guarantee to hear his name called on draft night, but someone could potentially take a chance on the Delaware product.
Strengths: Hagins showcased some good strength in the front court and he is not afraid to play with his back to the basket. He won’t be backing down any NBA big men at the next level, but he has shown a solid work ethic on the court in the past. Hagins averaged a double-double in each of the past two seasons, but it’s his shot-blocking ability and defensive impact that could very well be his best attribute going forward.
Weaknesses: While Hagins is active in the paint and can clean up garbage points, he needs to widen his offensive arsenal for the power forward position. Hagins can’t expect to back opponents down like he did at Delaware, and when he does establish post position, he needs to be ready to attack the rim or increase his court vision and be ready to kick the ball back out.
Draft Projection: Late Second Round to Undrafted
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