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Marco Killingsworth - PF

 Marco Killingsworth  
 Position: Power Forward
 School: Indiana
 Conference: Big Ten
 Height, Weight: 6'8, 268
 
 
ANALYSIS: Any college player that has ever guarded Killingsworth is glad that they will not have to play against this tank-like man anymore. Brute strength is only part of his game, though. For such a big man, he has surprisingly quick feet, and his solid footwork combined with the ability to score down low with either hand make the left-handed Killingsworth a nightmare in the post. He is able to score against much bigger players and, after transferring to Indiana after three years at Auburn, even considered entering the 2005 NBA draft. Killingsworth sat out a year after transferring, then he put his skills on display his senior season, when he averaged 17.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and shot 54 percent from the floor. Killingsworth opened a lot of eyes when he scored 34 points on Duke's Shelden Williams, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in a close home loss to the top-rated Blue Devils. Once Killingsworth obtains his customary deep position in the post, opposing players are typically in a lot of trouble because he uses his big body to get the position he wants. He also has a jump hook and a sky hook in his repertoire. His free-throw shooting needs to improve, considering how often he gets fouled down low by defenders that can not handle him. He shot 61-percent from the line his senior season, regressing from the 69-percent he shot as a freshman at Auburn and 64-percent as a sophomore. Conditioning will be another area Killingsworth needs to work on, and he doesn't run the floor particularly well. It will be interesting to see how his post game translates to the NBA against much bigger players that are more used to the physical tactics he employs. He will be 24-years old on draft day, and scouts wonder how much upside he actually has. Even though most of his points come inside, he is a decent shooter. The smooth fashion in which he incorporates finesse and power in the post project to get him drafted in the second round.

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