Greg Monroe the sophomore from Georgetown. He was going to come out to last year’s draft but scouts say too many flaws. With an extra season at Georgetown he fixed the majority of them and his draft stock has been on the rise every since.
Monroe is a 6'11'', 240-pound power forward. At 6'11'' he has superior handle for a player his size, showcasing it when facing up. Out of the face up he can either drive to the basket, or pull up for the jumper.
However, his first option is to look for his teammates. Kind of has a guard/forward mentality with his approach. He lets the game come to him, but he has the ability to score the ball consistently.
He has good court vision, a great passing skills that he improved over the year.
He has an excellent skill-set to go along with his versatility. You think it's impressive that Evan Turner can play three positions, IF Greg Monroe can increase his lateral quickness he could play the three, four and five position. This shows you how versatile he can be inside and outside the post area.
Monroe's is very comfortable taking shots away from the rim. He can knock down those mid-range jumpers if needed, and could possibly span out to the NBA three point line.
He runs well in transition and that's key now in the NBA. He is a very athletic big man that blossom into a great prospect down the road.
He can affect the game on the defensive side of the ball as well. He is very long and his body allows him to alter shots and challenge defenders. He makes smart decisions on defense, and can be an ultimate protector of the paint.
Monroe has great basketball instincts and the extra year at college helped him fix all of his flaws and in my opinion Greg Monroe will be off the board before Derrick Favors.
Think: Pau Gasol or Brad Miller