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Brendan Haywood
School: North Carolina Class: Senior
Height: 7'0" Weight: 250
Position: Power Forward Birthdate: 11/27/79
Strengths: Good low post player Very good defender and shot blocker Conditioning got much better his senior year Big upside
Weaknesses: No game outside of paint Not a great rebounder for his size Did not improve offensively his senior year 
Draft Outlook: Late Lottery to mid-first round pick

Stats (Provided by JazzyJ )
 
                  G  MIN  FG  FGA  3P 3PA  FT FTA  REB  PF AST  TO BLK STL  PTS
97-98 N Carolina 38  308  35   66   0   0  40  63   91  44   6  23  33  12  110
98-99 N Carolina 34 1035 160  247   0   0  88 131  235  96  33  66  60  10  408
99-00 N Carolina 36 1071 191  274   0   0 106 176  271 108  37  68  91   7  488
00-01 N Carolina 33  901 155  262   0   0  95 184  242  97  42  66 120  18  405
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TOTALS          141 3315 541  849   0   0 329 554  839 345 118 223 304  47 1411
                  MIN   FG%   3P%   FT%  RPG  APG  TPG  BPG  SPG   PPG
97-98 N Carolina  8.1  53.0   0.0  63.5  2.4  0.2  0.6  0.9  0.3   2.9
98-99 N Carolina 30.4  64.8   0.0  67.2  6.9  1.0  1.9  1.8  0.3  12.0
99-00 N Carolina 29.8  69.7   0.0  60.2  7.5  1.0  1.9  2.5  0.2  13.6
00-01 N Carolina 27.3  59.2   0.0  51.6  7.3  1.3  2.0  3.6  0.5  12.3
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TOTALS           23.5  63.7   0.0  59.4  6.0  0.8  1.6  2.2  0.3  10.0

Additional Information
North Carolina center Brendan Haywood is having a more difficult time getting the buzz. Haywood has had a difficult time shedding the dreaded "soft" label. Haywood is getting sick of all of the "soft" talk much the way Texas center Chris Mihm did last year.
"I played in perhaps the toughest conference in college basketball and faced triple teams every night for the last two years," Haywood told Insider. "Some times I didn't have my best game offensively, but I did what my team needed for us to win. If I didn't bring points I brought blocks and rebounds." A poll of several scouts has Haywood likely landing anywhere from 10 to 17.
Chad Ford - Sportstalk.com (June 12th)

Haywood, officially listed at 6-11 1/2 and 265 pounds this weekend, has impressed NBA scouts with his athleticism. He visited the Pistons two weeks ago but also had workouts with Vancouver, Houston, Boston and Orlando.
John Niyo - The Detroit News (June 10th)

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Strengths: Has really learned how to take over a game defensively with his shot blocking ability ... Runs the court and moves like no 7 footer should .... Converts most of his shots within 10 feet of the basket thanks to his excellent soft touch .... Has explosive jumping ability for a player of his size this allows him to be a super finisher ... Has developed a abundance of low post moves that he has become quite comfortable with ... Uses a number of spins, hooks shots and up and under's to confuse opposing players on defense .... Still very young for a player graduating college at only 20 years old this alone makes him an intriguing player for NBA Gm's .... Wonderful work ethic strives to be one of the best and on top of that very coach-able listens and has made incredible progress as a player ....

Weakness: Haywood's biggest problem is his lack of intensity and energy during some games he almost looks like he was on another planet .... Needs to make himself a wider target in the post so that it's easier for teammates to get him the ball ... While his rebounding skills are good he could still use a tad bit more help on rebounding techniques such as blocking out and anticipation ... Has a still evolving offensive game but it's coming .... Although he gets to the free throw line he doesn't take advantage of it because of his poor free throw shooting .... Doesn't posses the best stamina although he has improved remarkable since his freshman year in this area ...