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2006 NBA Draft Draft Tracker Draft Tracker - Round 1 Draft Tracker - Round 2 Players Positions Schools Conferences NBA Teams

Josh Boone - PF

 Josh Boone Rank: 25
 Position: Power Forward
 School: Connecticut
 Conference: Big East
 Height, Weight: 6'10, 237
   Selected by: New Jersey Nets
 Round 1, pick 23 (23 overall)
 
ANALYSIS: While few question Boone's potential to be an athletic force in the paint at the next level, many question his commitment to that potential. Boone's career has been up and down to say the least. After averaging just under six points and six rebounds in 22 minutes per game for the 2004 national champion Huskies, Boone exploded for over 12 points and eight rebounds per contest as a sophomore. Eschewing the 2005 draft for the potential of being a top-10 pick in 2006, Boone, along with the entire Connecticut squad, disappointed in 2005-06, culminating in a stunning loss to George Mason during the NCAA tournament. During the loss to the Patriots, Boone managed just six points and four rebounds against a severely undersized George Mason frontline. This performance capped off a roller-coaster junior campaign in which Boone recorded eight double-doubles while adding ten games of seven points or fewer. There is no questioning Boone's overall athletic ability. He is a deadly weapon in transition offense, with the ability to trail the play and finish on his own or following a teammate's miss. His long arms and frame made him a menace on the defensive end, blocking 2.2 shots per game over his career; including 22 games of four or more swats. Boone's ability to block shots and run the floor unlike any other big man reminds many of Chicago's Tyson Chandler or Samuel Dalembert of the 76ers. However, Boone lacks a refined offensive, much in the way Chandler and Dalembert are also lacking. If Boone decides to keep his name in the draft, he will likely land somewhere in the mid to late first round due to his potential.

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