Jakob Poeltl (TOR) – “JP”
Center: 7’0, 230 lbs; 2nd year, Utah
NBA Role: defensive-minded center • UnderDOG
7-foot center Jakob Poeltl is a talented shot-blocking prospect in the middle; during his two years at Utah, Poeltl served as Larry Krystowiak’s designated watch dog, fully embraced his role as rim protector – unlike a ton of young prospects, Poeltl’s translatable skills are yielding solid minutes so far; offensively, Poeltl gets buckets by flashing down the lane with short Js, midrange shots, and staying active in the paint; below average wingspan; generating offense after screening, as well as hitting a consistent 15-18 footer, is Poeltl’s primary priority; Dwane Casey’s sleeper cell in 2018?
DOG Status: UnderDOG
Signature Shot: TBD.
(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 71
Couple DOG Facts:
- Career: 3.1 points/game, 3.1 rebounds/game, 53% FG
- Pac-12 Player of the Year (2016)