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Sterling Malory Archer

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Akil and Mamadi are your measuring sticks generally

in the CTB era. For a pure 5, Toby is the standard, though he and Salt each have mutually exclusive skills and were both, imo, incomplete players. Salt had strength, power, and a quick twitch Tobey lacked. Tobey had better footwork, better touch, and was overall a smoother player. I would say Tyler Hansborough would be their love child and a good aspirational comp for Kadin (less the country boy douchiness).

IMO, Mamadi hit the sweet spot for a Bennett big. By his senior year he could guard almost any player in the ACC at the 3-5 positions. Elite athleticism, very strong, lateral quickness, incredible hops, tall enough with long arms. Perfect for a hedging big, enough offense that he couldn't be left one on one with a defender all game, absolutely driven and committed. Akil had a more polished game, but Mamadi was slightly bigger and significantly more athletic (and Akil is now unathletic).

It is hard to compare Mamadi and Kadin, as Mamadi was a classic 4 and Kadin is really a 5. Still, if I had to choose one big, I would choose Mamadi. I don’t see Kadin gaining that much athleticism. He'll still be awesome.

(In response to this post by NorthernExposure)

Posted: 10/23/2021 at 3:45PM


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Does Shedrick have the highest upside as a 5 playing for TB? -- NorthernExposure 10/23/2021 2:31PM
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