Derrick Favors—6'9" 250 lbs., Freshman
Derrick Favors was one of the most recruited players in 2009, and he has definitely shown why so far at Georgia Tech. He is one of the most athletic big men in college basketball and his enormous reach makes up for only being 6'9". Favors attacks the basket with a will to score, and he usually finishes above the rim with a dunk. Mix that with decent ball-handling and an improved post game, and you have one of the most desirable players in the country.
Favors is another one of these amazing freshman who have mainly made a living using their gift of superior athleticism. He will need to greatly improve his post moves, along with his footwork to become a great NBA player.
Favors also needs to work on his conditioning. He has a very big frame, and a great chance to put on a lot of muscle. The ball is in his court—let's see if he takes it.
Favors has the potential to become a great NBA player. He has unmatched athleticism, and if he decides to put the effort into the game, he can potentially reach star status. Favors just has to avoid falling like the stars that never were: Darius Miles, Kwame Brown, Demaar Johnson—the list goes on. Look for Favors to go between second and fifth.
Comparable NBA players: Emeka Okafor, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire