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Prospect Profile

Arnett Moultrie

  • Full Name: Arnett Moultrie
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-11 / 249
  • Birthdate: November 18, 1990
  • College: Mississippi State
Miami Heat (Traded to Philadelphia 76ers) Round 1: Pick 27
 

Strengths:
*Exceptional rebounder in traffic
*High motor
*Has face-up ability
*Hard worker
*Mobile
 
Weaknesses:
*Still needs to get stronger
 
NBA projection:
Some draft analysts have projected Moultrie as high as a lottery pick, and all have projected him as a solid first-round selection. NBA scouts have been impressed with his rebounding, his mobility and his face-up game. Given his work habits, Moultrie should continue to improve and become a solid NBA contributor.
 
2011-12 Season:
Moultrie sat out the 2010-11 season as a redshirt after transferring from UTEP, and he used the time on the sidelines wisely, working on his free-throw shooting and perimeter skills. As a result, he set career highs from the line and the arc while still focusing on his strengths, notably rebounding. He racked up 18 double-doubles, second in the Southeastern Conference. Moultrie led the league and was 12th in Division I in rebounding and also finished second in the conference in scoring. He was a first-team All-SEC selection.
 
Key statistics:
16.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.4 tpg, 0.8 spg, 0.8 bpg, 35.8 mpg, .549 FG, .780 FT, .444 3PT
 
Cool statistic:
Statistics tell the tale about how hard Moultrie works improving his game. He shot .535 from the free-throw line as a freshman, .780 as a junior. He shot .225 from 3-point range as a sophomore, .444 as a junior.
 
Reminds me of:
Jason Thompson.
 
What Insiders Say:
Former Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury
“His greatest ability is his engine. It runs all the time. He also has a nose for the basketball. He thrives on rebounding, instinctively thrives on it. And along with his drive, he’s got ability to go with it. That’s what makes him special.”
 
What Outsiders Say:
Former LSU coach Trent Johnson
“Moultrie is a man. He’s special.”
 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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