#4 – Gary Flowers
Gary Flowers is this draft’s small basketball school PF who is going to shock in the NBA. Flowers possesses the all-around offensive skills of a Small Forward and the rebounding and defensive acumen of an undersized PF.
We see Flowers as a guy who might get picked late in the second round or become a free agent camp invite for a team. That is when and where he will surprise people with his nearly Five-Tool skill set: three-pointer, rebounding, steals and blocks. The only thing currently lacking is the ability to consistently create scoring opportunities for other players.
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Out of 138 players:
· Gary Flowers would be a first round pick in 3 of the 4 metrics, but might be a late second round pick.
· His lack of size at PF will push him to a tweener roler.
· The small school, some-what lower first tier, second tier conference is the other knock.
· Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA (Talent/Skill-set).