JayPat wrote:Udoh is fiesty but like Wright and Randolph, he does not have the strength to hold his own in the low post. This shows in the discrepancy between his offensive and defensive rebounding. He averages 4.1 offensive rebounds per 40 minutes, pace adjusted, which is spectacular. On the other hand, he averages 7.0 defensive RP40 pace adjusted, which is not good at all. For comparison, while Monroe averages only 2.5 offensive RP40 PA, he averages 8.8 defensive RP40 pace adjusted, meaning he is a significantly better defensive rebounder.
In addition, Udoh is less efficient offensively while scoring at a lower clip than Monroe. Monroe averages 19 PP40 pace adjusted with a 57% true shooting percentage, while Udoh averages 15.7 PP40 PA with a 54% true shooting. When you consider Monroe's Princeton style system which may have limited his individual opportunities, the fact that his jumpshot seems to be improving with time, and the fact that Monroe is also a much better passer, I think the choice is a no-brainer.
You make very good points about his strength and this is why he is not a more highly valued prospect. Again, I am not thrilled with any of our choices outside the Top 5. I am suggesting Udoh at 6 but I dont feel like he is a Top 6 type player. Very unfortunate.