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3 Reasons Why DeJuan Blair Won't Be A Great Pro

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 22:  DeJuan Blair #45 of the Pittsburgh Panthers looks on against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena on March 22, 2009 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
STATZ GradneyContributor IApril 1, 2009

Here are three reasons why Pitt's F/C DeJuan Blair will not be a great NBA player. First, he is too short. The guy is only 6-7, and for a college player that's about right. But, when he get to the league, he will be going up against 7 footer: guys such as Tim Duncan, KG, Yao, Dwight Howard and others. Right now, I think Blair is the best offensive re-bounder in college basketball. He's not going to have that weight advantage over players like he does in the Big East so that would limit his rebounding ability. Once he starts to struggle on the glass, he will struggle to get touches and score the basketball. Finally, "THE HYPE".......I think DeJuan Blair will have a lot of pressure to overcome and I don't think he can conquer it. With Pittsburgh's #1 seed this year and their high expectations, they fell short of what they were trying to accomplish but, Blair will still be a high pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. I just think it's too much weight put all on his shoulders!!

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