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Frank Burlison

 
   
 

Dan Gadzuric

Ht: 6-10
Wt: 245

Experience: UCLA (Sr.)

Projected NBA position: Center or power forward

Scouts admire: His athletic ability — he's got gobs of it. He's quick — both straight ahead, laterally and as a jumper. He's improved his lower and upper body strength over the past year. His hands are better than some gave him credit for early at UCLA and he's among the three or four best shot blockers in this draft class.

Scouts wonder about: His low post game — only as a senior did he appear to grasp any back-to-the-basket moves. Even after four seasons playing against a very high level of competition, nothing about the game seems to be very instinctive or come very easy to him. He seems to "think" about everything he does that doesn't involve running, jumping or dunking. His age — he turns 25 next February — will drop him several slots, too.

Frank's take: With his marvelous physical gifts, he has a chance to be one of the "workout wonders" in May and June.

Projected selection: Late in the first round.

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