Monday, December 31, 2007

CJ Giles - NBA Draft Prospects

Numbers: 6.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 42% FG, 67% FT, 10 games

About Him: CJ Giles has all the makings of a lottery pick. He's 6'10", athletic, and long (7'4" wingspan). His 220lb body is stronger than he looks, and his bulking up in college has not affected his athleticism. Offensively, he has a decent post game and a jump shot out to about 16-17 feet. Defensively, he has great timing, and combined with his length and athleticism, he has all the makings of a great defensive NBA center. The problem with Giles is that he has been trouble everywhere he has been. He got kicked off of the Kansas team in 2006, then transferred to Oregon State where he was kicked off their team after just ten games. Is he mature enough to be an NBA player?

Comparisons: Tyrus Thomas, Stromile Swift

Bottom Line: Giles has the potential to be a good NBA player for a long time, but he has been kicked out of two colleges and is 22 years old. He's probably not worth a first round pick, but should go in the second round.

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