Hometown: Killeen, TX

Height: 6'9"

Weight: 220

Position: Power Forward

Team: Baylor

Class: Senior

#34 Cory Jefferson | F

Right-handed… Jefferson is yet another future pro playing for Baylor, but at this point in his career, he simply isn't getting the minutes behind the three draft picks they have in the lineup… At 6'9", 6'10", Jefferson oozes with NBA potential with his length and athletic ability. His offensive game is raw, but he is adding the strength to become a more effective low-post scorer and shows signs of a perimeter game from the mid-range… He runs the court like a gazelle, moving well for a man of his size. Jefferson has guard-like skills with the frame of a future 4-man. He can knock down those 15-foot jumpers or put the ball on the floor and finish in the lane above the rim or with a finger-roll over the defense… In the open floor, Jefferson is a true threat where he can sprint down the wing as an alley-oop option or as a trailer to crash the offensive glass… Defensively, he is a terrific shot-blocker due to his length and explosive leaping ability.

Jefferson's body is still a work in progress- he has added 20 pounds of muscle to his long frame in two years and will continue to get stronger. But right now, he is hampered by his lack of girth. He gets pushed around far too often from scoring in the paint and hitting the glass. He struggles to play in the half court where he must compete against other bigs. Once he adds this muscle, particularly in his lower body, he needs to work on his back to the basket moves. Jefferson can't get and maintain positioning at this point of his career, nor finish with contact. He possesses some perimeter skills, but needs to improve his ball skills even further to become more of a threat on the wing…
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