Keon Clark, a 6'11, 220 lb. C/PF played basketball at 3 different
colleges and was kicked off UNLV his senior season, playing just 10
games. Has had off-the-court problems throughout his careeer and has
not played a lot of quality basketball.
Yet Keon is the most athletic big man and by far the best shot blocker
in the draft. That is why at the beginning of the season he was ranked
as high as the 2nd best senior in college. Only played 10 games this
season, and was not as good as advertised. He is at least 6'11, has
long arms, and can jump out of the building. His potential is enormous,
but will he ever fill it? He doesn't have much of a post-up game, his
shot is flat, and he is awful at the free throw line. He drifts in and
out of games. Being a lefty is to his advantage. The "bust" factor is
very big on this guy, and he is the biggest hit-or-miss prospect in the
I liken him to Kelvin Cato, a first round pick by Portland last year.
They are both raw and extremely athletic, but need a lot of good
coaching and experience. Clark is expected to go between 4-8, but I see
him slipping down come draft time, although he did play well at the
Desert Classic. He can't be counted on to make an impact right away, so
I don't think those lottery teams will be able to pull the trigger. He
will probably slip down to go between 10-15.