Nets select Jarrett Allen with 22nd pick in NBA Draft



School: Texas


Position: C


Height: 6-10 ¼


Weight: 234

Jarrett Allen is a work-in-progress offensively.

Jarrett Allen is a work-in-progress offensively.

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Strengths: Despite being undersized for a center, Allen possesses a wingspan close to 7-6. Showed considerable improvement over the course of the season and averaged 15.9 points and 9.1 rebounds over his final 18 games.


Weaknesses: While he can contribute immediately a defender and rebounder, Allen is a work-in-progress offensively and needs to improve his poise in the post.




What they’re saying: “To some people I’ve (talked to) about Jarrett Allen, they would ask, does he love to play? I think he’s going to be a really good player. He has crazy length, and I think his touch his good, so he’s going to develop. He’s still really young and really raw offensively. But what he can do defensively, on the glass and running the floor makes him a really good value.” – ESPN analyst Jay Bilas


ALEKSANDER VEZENKOV


Country: Cyprus


Position: F


Height: 6-9


Weight: 225


Strengths: Pure shooter who made 42% of his threes in 2016-17 and can stretch the floor with his size.


Weaknesses: Not a great ball-handler and lacks the physical strength to score over bigger and tougher defenders. There are a lot of those in the NBA.


Noteworthy: Vezenkov was a projected first-round pick in 2015 as a 19-year-old but withdrew from the draft after getting poor feedback from NBA squads. His chances of playing in American appeared to take a hit the following season when he played limited minutes for Barcelona. However, Vezenkov enjoyed a resurgence this past season and landed with the Nets as the fourth-to-last pick of this year’s draf

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