Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
It's possible that Beard decommitted because he was worried about PT given that Clark will be here a year earlier and is no slouch himself.
As far as Jankovic's offense, it appears that he has an inconsistent outside shot. I haven't seen him demonstrate any other type of offensive skill, whether it's post moves, a mid-range game, or an ability to attack the basket.
As far as D is concerned, you can teach someone to play better defense, but it helps little if they have leaden feet and can't anchor themselves in post defense.
As far as offensive skill... I was actually surprised his 3-point percentage was as low (30.5 percent) as it is. He's a guy who can shoot 38-40 percent from deep, IMO.
He has good handles for a face 4 (just average for a 3) and I think he'll be able to beat guys in isolation, eventually (like Leo Lyons, who didn't really hit his stride with that until he was a junior/senior.
He's also an excellent FT shooter. He's never going to be a back-to-the basket mauler, but with his outside touch, surprising athleticism and ball-handling, I think he's a guy who be a nightmare pick-and-roll/pick-and-pop guy down the line. He also fits nicely in a space, 4-out, 1-in offensive set.
The defensive side... if he gets stronger, he'll be better able to guard guys his size. I don't think he'll ever have the feet to play a wing/3 spot defensively and hold his own with any consistency, but they can work to improve his instincts, technique and positioning.