Justin Harper PF/SF
21 years old, Senior
2011 stats: 17.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 45% 3pt FG, 53% FG, 80% FT
Prediction: End of first round to early second
Strengths: Very good shooter for a 6’9′ forward, is great in pick and pop situations. Does a great job coming off of screens, squaring up, catching and shooting the ball. Has NBA three point range. Puts the ball on the floor well, using his ability to handle to get around slower players. Well stretch the defense by forcing bigs to come out and cover him at the three point line. Reminds me of Tim Thomas.
Weaknesses: Harper is a bad defender, his game is similar to Tim Thomas offensively and unfortunately defensively as well. Not the greatest athlete, he has problems staying in front of players driving the ball and needs to add strength to his frame in order to defend the post better. Not the greatest rebounder either.