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NBA Draft Profile: Dwight Powell

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How will the former Stanford star fare in the NBA?

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Birth Date: July 20, 1991

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Team: Stanford

Position: Forward

Class: Senior

Height: 6’10″

Weight: 240 lbs.

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NBA Comparison: Carl Landry

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Strengths: 

-Size

-Athleticism

-Versatility

-Passing

-Explosiveness

-Ball Handling

Weaknesses: 

-Free-throw shooting

-Strength

-Shooting Consistency 

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Endorsements: 

Stanford Head Coach Johnny Dawkins :  "Anytime he's off the court, we miss him."

Stanford Forward Josh Huestis: "He sometimes forgets how talented he is. He has the ability to take over games, to completely change them."

(Quotes via San Jose Mercury News)

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Bottom Line: 

Dwight Powell is an athletic, big and explosive forward, who was one of the stars on the Stanford Sweet 16 team this past season. Powell will need to work on a few things in order to be successful in the NBA, but has a lot of potential. I project the former Stanford baller to be drafted early in the second round of the NBA Draft.