Thursday, September 29, 2011

Player Profile: Andre Drummond

Unless you have been living under the rock for the past several years, it is not breaking news to say that Andre Drummond is one of the best recruits in the country. He is a 6-foot-10 and 260 pound pure center but it is his athletic ability with his frame that makes him such a unique talent. Often compared to Shawn Kemp, Drummond can play with his back to the basket and has a sweet hook. He is an intimidating rebounder and shot blocker, but needs to improve his free throw shooting. His upside is through the roof and he is by far the highest touted recruit to declare for UConn. He is unlikely to be at UConn for more then two years. It all depends on what the rules are when the NBA lockout is complete. Even for a player of his caliber, he still has to adjust to the college game and learn how to play physical without fouling, but with his natural skills and Calhoun’s ability to teach players, this is no doubt a great marriage. If Drummond comes in eager to get better and plays a team game, which is what all the reports say is happening now, then he could instantly put UConn on the pathway to repeat as National Champions and leave Storrs as the top pick in the NBA draft.

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