Biography: Any team that drafts Pleiss will likely have to wait some time for his services. At 20 years old, Pleiss is still developing, and plans on remaining overseas for at least two more years. He currently is a member of the Brose Baskets in the German League, and under contract there until 2012. He also has plans of playing in Spain prior to giving the NBA a try. Nicknamed the 'Octopus', the 7-foot-1 Pleiss has long arms and a developing frame. He displays good anticipation as a shot-blocker, and has the size to be an excellent rebounder. Though he needs to get stronger, Pleiss isn't afraid of contact in the post, and with good foot speed and mobility, he is an effective pick-and-roll player. Still, he isn't the best athlete and appears stiff at times. He lacks moves in the post, scoring mostly on follow-ups and dunks. Pleiss, however, has developed into a consistent mid-range shooter when open. Pleiss will be a late second-round pick, if he's drafted at all.
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