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Gavin Ware to Mississippi State

  • InsideMDSports

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    Very nice pick up for the MSU dawgs. Not only was Ware an in state recruit but he's from Starkville so it was pretty much a must get. Around 6'8/6'10 and plays center.

    From ESPN:

    Ware has great hands that allow him the ability to catch about anything thrown his way. Ware has added the ability to make mid range wing and high post shots off the catch to about 15 feet with needed time and space when the defense backs away. He knows how to post in the block area and his footwork is surprisingly agile for a big body as he is able to maneuver in tight spaces to find ways to finish. He puts pressure on his opponent by giving good effort running the floor and going to the offensive boards. He showed good fundamentals by keeping the ball high on the catch or after a rebound.

    Ware needs to be more productive on the defensive glass. With all of his positive attributes and size advantages, I think he could be a dominant rebounder that limits opponents to one shot attempt. Defensively he needs to play in more of a stance with his knees bent. At times he plays too straight up and down which causes him to be late hedging on ball screens or fighting through cross screens.

    Bottom Line:
    With a strong work ethic, the charismatic post has consistently improved his game and has transformed himself from a 300-plus pound freshman into one of the top low post prospects in the 2012 class. He is a super kid that will be highly sought after by SEC/ACC schools.