Just a few tidbits from the article/video
- Len is an amazing finisher at the rim as he finished 65% of his shots (non post-up) at the rim (one of the best rates in the draft)
- Great pick and roll player which is something that Clifford might try to incorporate here in Charlotte (similar to what L.A. ran before D'Antoni turned the Lakers into a circus).
- 85.7 field goal percentage in transition buckets (however, it only made up 4% of his offensive game)
- 41% of Len's offense came with his back to the basket (great post-up player)
- Per 40 he averaged 17.5 points per game (possibly what he could average in a 48 minute NBA game)
- Per 40 he averaged 11.5 rebounds per game (see above parenthesis)
- Per 40 he averaged 3 blocks per game (which ranks him top 10 in this category in the draft, 7th among 100 centers)
- He's really young and doesn't turn 20 until mid-June (to put this in perspective I finished my Sophomore year of college this year, like Len; and turned 20 in September)
- Great offensive rebounder, 4.3 per 40 which ranked 6th in DX's 100 centers (offensive put backs made up 19% of Len's offense)
- Great rim defender (opponents only shot 29% [8-28] at the rim against Len)
- Decent pick and pop player from mid-range possibly up to 18 feet, very similar to Tim Duncan (shot 36.4% from catch and shoot position)
- Great post passer, especially out of the double team (Maryland averaged a point per possession every time Len was doubled)
- Len says his goal for the summer is to gain an extra 10 pounds (he wants to be around 260/265, think Dwight Howard type frame)
I'm pretty much on the Len bandwagon at this point (unless McLemore falls, I'd also be okay with Anthony Bennett), but we really would need to try and sign a power forward with an offensive game to accompany Len. DraftExpress pointed out that Maryland usually played with an offensively challenged forward beside Len which allowed teams to focus on/double team Len in the post. If the Hornets started Biz next to Len in the post, NBA teams would essentially do to Len what teams did to him in college. A combination of Jefferson/Millsap next to Len would be pretty special for the Hornets future.