NBA Draft Profile: JaKarr Sampson

Mike Stobe

How will the Red Storm's leading rebounder fare in the Association?

Birth Date: November 1, 1992

Hometown: Akron, OH

Team: St.John’s

Position: Forward

Class: Sophomore

Height: 6’9″

Weight: 214 lbs

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NBA Comparison: Kawhi Leonard

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Strengths:

-Athleticism

-Defense

-Rebounding

Weaknesses:

-Shooting

-Shot Selection

-Strength

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Endorsements:

St. John’s Head Coach Steve Lavin: "JaKarr is a skilled and athletically dynamic basketball player with the ability to influence the game at both ends of the floor. His ability to create off the dribble, slash to the basket and finish at the rim gives him distinction among his peers. JaKarr has a strong work ethic and is an eager student of the game. His enthusiasm and passion for competing will have a contagious effect on his teammates."

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Bottom Line: JaKarr Sampson has all of the physical tools that any NBA team could ask for and can play solid defense on the defensive front. Sampson will need to improve his strength, shot selection and shooting in order to be drafted at any level in June.

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