Mar 29, 2015; Syracuse, NY, USA; Louisville Cardinals forward Montrezl Harrell (24) handles the ball against Michigan State Spartans forward Matt Costello (10) during the second half in the finals of the east regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 NBA Draft came and went last night and many college stars got picked up by teams needing more youthful skills on their roster. The San Antonio Spurs selected 7’0 center Nikola Milutinov from Serbia with the 26th pick of the first round and Cady Lalanne from Massachusetts with the 55th pick in the second round.
A good pick up that the Spurs could have gotten was 6’8 power forward Montrezl Harrell from Louisville. The Houston Rockets selected the power forward with their 32nd pick and it would have been a good sight to see if he was wearing a black and silver jersey.
Harrell is very aggressive around the rim and is a very powerful player. If he was on the Spurs roster, he would have been a good player to box out the rim on missed attempts and used his body to grab the boards with full force. Harrell is a quick jumper and has improved on his mid-range jumper. With his ability to go up and down the court, would indeed be a big asset on the Spurs offense and defense.
The productivity of Harrell has improved throughout his college years, so taking his skills to the league will surely benefit in many ways for the Rockets. The Spurs could have used his size and his 7-3 wingspan for certain key plays that coach Gregg Popovich can draw up. Even with his aggressive dunks that he is also known for could have gotten the Spurs fans all hyped up in the game.
Overall, the Spurs made good selections in the draft to add some height to their roster and if Harrell was ever available in the near future, the Spurs should look to this guy because he can do things that can help the organizations win ball games.