September 25, 2006

Breaking down Kosta Koufos

The highest rated player in the Buckeyes 2007 recruiting class is Kosta Koufos. The 7-footer from Glen Oak high school in Canton committed to Ohio State shortly after the April evaluation period and has drawn comparisons to NBA superstars like Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol. BuckeyeGrove saw Koufos numerous times this summer and breaks down the strengths and weaknesses about his game.

Here is an in-depth scouting report on what exactly Koufos will bring to the table for the Buckeyes. Also included is what Koufos thinks of himself as his player. Koufos breaks down his strengths and weaknesses in his own words.

Strengths

On Offense

On the offensive end of the floor is where Koufos is truly special. He is quite possibly the most skilled big man in the nation. He has the ability to create off the dribble, dish it off to his teammates, score on the interior, and shoot it from deep.

When he is playing on the interior, Koufos prefers to play facing the basket. His face up game is very difficult to stop for several reasons. The first thing is, he is bigger than almost everyone guarding him. He is legitimately 7-feet tall, and has long arms. Also, Koufos is dangerous when facing the basket because he has a soft touch and is more often than not quicker than his defender.

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