The scouting reports are nearly the same- 7-footer oozing with potential and upside. Excellent NBA size, lengthy wingspan, elite athleticism. Motivation level is a question mark. Drummond certainly boasts more skills on the offensive end, showing off his ability to score both inside and out, playing from the high-post, knocking down mid-range jumpers or playing with his back to the basket.
But both entered their first collegiate season with more hype than any big man in the country and although it may be a tad bit too early to screen Drummond as the next Mullens, but Drummond is well on his way.
At 6'11" 275 pounds, Drummond has been the biggest man on the court for either team when defending national champion UConn took on both Columbia and Wagner. Yet, Drummond was limited to 12 minutes in the season-opener, scoring exactly zero points on one field-goal attempt, rebounding one ball and accruing three fouls. Coach Calhoun sent a message to Drummond over the weekend, telling him to be more aggressive with the ball in hands. Drummond listened, but the results weren't flattering. He scored on three of his eight shots and connected on two of five from the foul line, one being banked in and the three misses weren't pretty. But overall Calhoun was happy with the big's development.