KPucks wrote:Oh. He should be good, but I don't see him being a superstar. The only reason he will go number one is b/c he is the most proven and most ready to contribute of the players in the draft. He is too short to play center in the NBA abd his offense isn't great. His D is solid, which should let him make a good contribution as a rookie, but there are guys with bigger upsides that will eventually be better than he will be.
I have to disagree. He may be short, but Ben Wallace is only 6'9". Short guys can play the C spot if they're tough, and that's one word that fits Okafor to a T. He also graduated from UConn in THREE years. He's dedicated, intelligent, and hardworking. Once, Jim Calhoun asked Okafor why he ran so hard in practice; Calhoun didn't want Okafor to mess up his NBA career. Okafor replied that he'd be happy to use his brain to get along in life. He's an extraordinarily gifted athlete with a good head on his shoulders, and he should have no trouble succeeding.