Biography: For not having much of an offensive game, Zoubek is receiving significant attention heading into the draft. Zoubek didn't become a starter on Duke's championship team until midway through his senior season, and he never established himself as a scoring threat, averaging a mere 5.6 points. He is very slow with the ball in the post and he doesn't have many moves to create space. While his offensive skills aren't sending shockwaves through the NBA scouting realm, his rebounding and defensive presence are considered to be among the best in this draft class. Zoubek did an excellent job of crashing the boards and positioning himself to grab rebounds, especially on the offensive end. He averaged 7.7 boards in 2009-10 with an average of 3.6 off missed shots by his teammates. He would have likely averaged more rebounds, but he was regularly in foul trouble. This is a major concern for NBA teams, considering his lack of athleticism could lead to him being particularly foul-prone in the pro game. Although it doesn't seem like Zoubek brings a lot to an NBA roster, he could have a future as a bench player for a team that doesn't need to rely on his scoring. He could be picked in the second round.
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