Looks every bit the part of NBA center, with a massive wingspan and terrific athletic ability… Good rebounder and shot blocker… Gets most of his points off power dunks… Very quick feet and explosive legs… Runs floor well for a big… Very raw moves around the basket… Poor hands.
“Hardin is unbelievably athletic. This guy is a real physical specimen. He played very hard, he does not shy away from contact at all and is very enthusiastic. He did well.” —Nets General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe
“DeVon Hardin came in here and we saw the athleticism, explosiveness and good lateral movements that he has. Again what you’re trying to find out there is why his numbers weren’t better on the college level. He’s an intriguing guy because he’s so athletic. He measures out at 6’10 and has an NBA body. He could be a guy who can rebound the basketball and defend.” --Nets Director of Scouting Gregg Polinsky
On today’s workout
“I thought today’s workout was pretty good, they asked me to certain things and I feel like I showed them my skills.”
On what he would bring to the Nets
“I feel like the first thing I can bring to the team is just a hard working defensive player who’s going to help get stops on defense and just bring energy.”
On being fatigued during the workout
“You know it is a little fatiguing at times, you have to remember this is what were paid to do. If you can’t handle a month of this, an 82 game season is going to be difficult to handle.”
On whether the draft workout process is fun
“Oh yeah definitely, this is what we love to do around here, playing the game we love and you know getting treated well at the same time…first class flights, nice hotels.”
As a senior in 2007-08 averaged 9.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in 30 games… As a Junior in 2006-0 started Cal's first 11 games before suffering a stress fracture to his left mid-foot vs. Furman Dec. 19 ... missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Dec. 22 ... Cal was 8-3 with Hardin in the lineup and 8- 14 without him ... Averaged 10.7 ppg and 8.4 rpg - both career highs - before the injury ... Despite his shortened campaign, still led the Bears with 21 blocks ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Great Alaska Shootout after finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks vs. Loyola Marymount in the championship game ... As a Sophomore in 2005-06 started all but one game (Senior Day vs. USC) for the Bears ... nearly doubled his scoring average from his freshman year, going from 4.3 ppg to 7.3 ppg, and received the team's Most Improved Player honor ... As a freshman in 2004-05 ranked third on the team in rebounding with 4.5 per game, to go along with 4.3 points while playing only 16.1 minutes per contest ... blocked 26 shots on the year, second on the team and ninth in the Pac-10 (0.90 per game).
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