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Prospect Profile

Matthew Bryan-Amaning

  • Full Name: Matthew Bryan-Amaning
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 240
  • Birthdate: May 9, 1988
  • College: Washington

Strengths:

  * Speed
  * Smart/high basketball IQ
  * Rebounding
  * Defense

Weaknesses:

  * Needs to focus on one scoring move
  * Has to become more consistent with shooting mechanics
 

NBA projection:
Defense and rebounding will get him to the league and keep him there, though offensively, he can contribute in certain areas, notably where he can use his speed. Could squeeze into the second round pending the outcome of workouts with teams.

2010-11 Season:
Bryan-Amaning was chosen the Pac-10’s most improved player and first-team All-Pac-10 after nearly doubling his scoring average from his junior season. He leaves the program tied with Quincy Pondexter for most games played (136), second all-time in blocked shots (158) and 25th in scoring (1,182).

Key statistics:
15.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.1 spg, 1.6 tpg, 1.5 bpg, 33.9 mpg, .546 FG, .619 FT

Cool statistic:
Bryan-Amaning is just the second Washington player (Christian Welp was the first) to block more than 100 shots and make more than 100 steals in his career.

Reminds me of:
Bo Outlaw

What Insiders Say:
Washington assistant coach Raphael Chillious
"At every position, a player has to have an elite talent or skill. He has elite speed for a big guy. You line up 10 big guys from around the country, and none of them will beat him. In transition he's something to deal with."

What Outsiders Say:
North Carolina coach Roy Williams
"He's a load. He can score, he can defend. He can get to the offensive boards. He can do so many things."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

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