Louisiana Tech's Paul Millsap is making it clear that the WAC has more than one of the nation's top big men. Millsap, whose rugged style of play provides a sharp contrast to that of Nevada's Nick Fazekas, grabbed a career-high 28 boards in the Bulldogs' 74-63 win over San Jose State last week. Get...[details]
Strengths: Millsap has an NBA body minus an inch or two, an excellent frame and very long arms. He has decent quickness, good leaping ability and excellent strength, especially in the lower body. Millsap's biggest virtue is his rebounding ability. Offensively, Millsap was able to do a lot of damage at the mid-major level thanks to his bulk, athleticism, tenacious attitude and the way he runs the floor. Millsap has a fairly soft touch around the basket and knows how to use the glass, even though he prefers throwing down powerful dunks.
Weaknesses: Measurements will be key. Millsap is listed at 6-8, but anything less could cause his stock to drop. Offensively, he's fairly limited skill-wise. He's clearly uncomfortable outside of 12 feet. He possesses very basic ball-handling skills and lacks range on his jump shot. Millsap is not an amazing man-to-man defender. His lateral quickness is just decent guarding big men on the perimeter and he has a tendency to take possessions off. When playing with full intensity he tends to pick up cheap fouls. He's not a very good free throw shooter.