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Prospect Profile

Sam Muldrow

  • Full Name: Sam Muldrow
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 229
  • Birthdate: June 8, 1988
  • College: South Carolina

Strengths:

  * Great shot blocker
  * Face-up ability
  * Can make free throws
  * Solid rebounder
  * Durable

Weaknesses:

  * Has to add size and strength
  * Consistency on the offensive end
 

NBA projection:
Muldrow has an NBA level skill, so it's possible he could find a spot as a designated defender/shot blocker.

2010-11 Season:
Muldrow became South Carolina's all-time leader in blocked shots (275) after blocking 100 or more (103) for just the second time in school history. Muldrow led the Southeastern Conference in blocked shots and was chosen by SEC coaches as the league's defensive player of the year.

Key statistics:
11.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.6 tpg, 3.4 bpg, 28.9 mpg, .418 FG, .295 3PT, .720 FT

Cool statistic:
Muldrow recorded just the second triple-double in South Carolina against Vanderbilt this season when he piled up 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

Reminds me of:
Jeremy Evans, Utah Jazz. Not necessarily that they play exactly alike, but they are both rangy, quick jumping shot blockers. Evans snuck into the second round of the 2010 draft and wound up with a spot on an NBA roster. Muldrow, who has similar skills, good work ethic and durability, has a chance to do the same.

What Insiders Say:
South Carolina coach Darrin Horn
"I'm a big believer that if you're not going to be Dwayne or Kobe or LeBron or that next-tier career starter, your chance of making it in the NBA is what specifically do you bring to the table? Sam brings a special skill to the table. He blocks shots. And on the offensive end, he's not a liability. He can make open shots."

What Outsiders Say:
NBA Scouting's Ryan Blake
"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But here's a guy who rebounds and blocks shots. He also has some face-up ability. When you're that long and you play even bigger, with a developing offensive game, yeah, you can be drafted in the second round."

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

 

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