BIOGRAPHY: Heytvelt's career at Gonzaga was partially derailed by foot and ankle injuries and a drug-related suspension, but the big
man eventually returned to the Bulldogs and finally realized his potential as a senior. The Washington state native started
all 34 games this season, averaging 14.9 points and 6.5 rebounds and shooting 54.4 percent from the field while leading Gonzaga
to West Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles. While he has impressive touch inside, Heytvelt also displayed
good shooting ability from long range - especially for his size - hitting 40.4 percent of his 3-point attempts (23-of-57).
Of course, there are plenty of concerns, perhaps foremost that he already has needed surgeries to repair stress fractures
in both his right foot and left ankle. There also remain character questions after he was found with marijuana and hallucinogenic
mushrooms in his car as a sophomore. On the court, he doesn't bring much passing ability after averaging 0.6 assists as a
senior. His questionable defense and inside strength were exploited when North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough scored 24 points
on 8-of-10 shooting as the Tar Heels eliminated Gonzaga from the NCAA tournament, with Heytvelt held without a rebound in
that game. But he still averaged a blocked shot per game throughout his college career, and Heytvelt's offensive skill and
athleticism combined with his size are enough to make him an intriguing NBA prospect. He has the potential to move into the
first round on draft day.