Jon Horford averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a member of the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013-2014 season. This summer, he'll wear orange with a new shade of blue as he will transfer to Florida. [details]
Strengths: Horford has an amazing body, combining outstanding length with a chiseled frame. He uses his exceptional leaping ability on both ends of the floor. He has great hands, finishes well inside, and is a beast on the glass. His shooting ability has consistently expanded over his tenure at Florida, to the point that he can now knock down the 15-footer. The big man is outstanding as a ballhandler and a passer for a player his size. Horford is an outstanding defender in terms of both man-to-man and team defense. His defensive rotation is excellent, allowing him to block shots at an above average clip. He has the ability to guard both power forwards and centers at the next level.
Weaknesses: Horford is still incredibly raw on the offensive end, especially in the low post. He doesn't have a "go to" move, and is mechanical once he gets the ball on the block. He is by no means a finished product, and will likely take a few years before he is able to be relied upon as an offensive threat.
Outlook: Horford could be picked as high as No. 3, and should go no lower then sixth in this year's draft. He is arguably the top big man not named Greg Oden in this year's class. Horford's upside makes him an elite prospect. He will likely be a role player his first few years in the league, but has the potential to be an all-star by the time it is all said and done.
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