Sunday, August 15, 2010

Despite The Class, Andre Drummond Will Still Be The Best Center

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
Earlier last year, there were rumors that Andre Drummond would reclassify to the class of 2011. The reports went unconfirmed and the switch seems impossible.

There is one thing that is confirmed: Drummond has game.

Drummond has drawn many comparisons to NBA superstars at the age of 17. The one you'll hear a lot is Amare Stoudemire.

Drummond has the speed, athletiscm, explosiveness, and ability to hit the mid-range jumper. All characteristic of a young Stoudemire.

Unlike Stoudemire, though, Drummond has a great feel for the defensive end.

He's very active on defense and can be an ultimate paint protector. His ability to block and alter shots with his magnificent length--reported 7-5 wingspan--makes him one of the best young talents.

Now equip that high-powered offense with solid defense and add 275 pounds and you have the No. 1 player in the class of 2012.

Drummond is a terrific kid, does a great job on and off the court. His work ethic is off the charts and that is why you see so much improvement.

He continues to add weight, work on his mid-range game, and curb his post moves. Once he hits a college campus, Drummond could be a very special player.


Andre Drummond does plan to graduate this year (2011) but plans to return to Connecticut Prep School for post graduate. CBS's Jon Rothstein recently reported that Drummond trimmed his list to Duke, Georgetown, Louisville, Pitt, UConn and UNC.

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