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Cole Aldrich
Team: Kansas JayhawksHeight: 6-11 Born: 10/31/1988
Class-Eligibility: Jr-JrWeight: 245 Birthplace: Bloomington, MN


Scouting Report

Aldrich is considered a potential lottery pick after opting to skip his senior season at Kansas. He was named to the Big 12 first team after averaging 11.3 points and 9.8 rebounds and setting a school record with 125 blocks. It's clear that NBA teams covet Aldrich because of his defensive ability. He possesses an excellent wingspan for his size, and that's why he can alter a game solely on one end of the court. Aldrich improved defensively in each of his three seasons, upping his blocks per game from 0.9 as a freshman to 2.7 as a sophomore to the sixth-best average in the country in 2009-10. For all the defensive plaudits Aldrich deserves for his size, smarts and positioning skills, there are definitely questions about him on offense. His production went down after he averaged 14.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and shot 59.2 percent as a sophomore. While it's true part of that was due to increased double-and triple-teaming, Aldrich has shown no ability to pass the ball out of the post with his assist total also dropping this past season. More disturbingly, his free throw shooting percentage dipped from 79.2 percent his sophomore season to 67.9 percent as a junior. Aldrich has excellent post moves and good hands for a big man, although he does need to prove he can consistently knock down short jumpers given to him by inferior defenders. While it's hard to envision Aldrich becoming a star at the next level and a perceived lack of aggressiveness may be a negative, he should develop into a starter who could enjoy a long career.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2007-08 Kansas 40 0 8.3 2.8 3.0 0.1 0.3 0.9 0.5 1.2 .518 - .684
2008-09 Kansas 35 35 29.6 14.9 11.1 1.0 0.6 2.7 1.6 2.6 .598 - .792
2009-10 Kansas 36 36 26.8 11.3 9.8 0.9 0.8 3.5 1.6 2.6 .562 - .679
Career 111 71 21.0 9.4 7.7 0.6 0.5 2.3 1.2 2.1 .574 - .729

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2007-08 Kansas 40 0 330 43 83 0 0 26 38 34 119 5 11 34 21 48 112
2008-09 Kansas 35 35 1037 199 333 0 0 122 154 106 387 36 21 94 56 90 520
2009-10 Kansas 36 36 963 149 265 0 0 108 159 110 354 31 27 125 56 92 406
Career 111 71 2330 391 681 0 0 256 351 250 860 72 59 253 133 230 1038

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/13 Hof W 101-65 24 4 5 0 0 3 6 3 8 1 1 4 1 2 11
11/17 Mem W 57-55 30 7 10 0 0 4 5 4 11 0 1 5 0 2 18
11/19 CenArk W 94-44 24 3 7 0 0 1 2 0 5 1 0 3 2 2 7
11/25 Oak W 89-59 23 2 10 0 0 0 1 5 9 1 1 3 1 3 4
11/27 TnTech W 112-75 22 5 8 0 0 4 5 3 10 3 0 4 1 1 14
12/2 Alc W 98-31 24 5 6 0 0 3 5 5 16 1 2 3 1 2 13
12/6 @UCLA W 73-61 32 1 6 0 0 5 6 6 12 3 0 3 2 3 7
12/9 Rad W 99-64 27 5 9 0 0 5 6 3 9 0 1 2 2 3 15
12/12 LaSal W 90-65 27 8 10 0 0 3 4 1 6 1 0 5 3 1 19
12/19 Mich W 75-64 27 0 3 0 0 5 8 2 11 2 0 3 1 0 5
12/22 Cal W 84-69 22 4 6 0 0 2 2 2 10 1 0 5 1 4 10
12/29 Belmnt W 81-51 27 4 5 0 0 3 4 2 14 1 3 6 4 1 11
1/2 @Temple W 84-52 26 4 8 0 0 2 2 1 10 0 0 3 3 3 10
1/6 Cor W 71-66 23 4 8 0 0 5 6 3 9 1 0 3 2 2 13
1/10 @Tenn L 68-76 30 3 5 0 0 1 2 8 18 0 0 4 1 3 7
1/13 @Neb W 84-72 21 1 4 0 0 4 6 2 9 1 1 3 2 4 6
1/16 TxTch W 89-63 22 3 6 0 0 8 9 4 7 0 1 3 0 3 14
1/20 Baylor W 81-75 27 4 7 0 0 2 4 2 4 2 1 0 0 3 10
1/23 @IaSt W 84-61 31 8 11 0 0 3 3 4 11 0 1 3 2 3 19
1/25 Missou W 84-65 30 4 5 0 0 4 6 2 16 2 0 7 2 4 12
1/30 @KanSt W 81-79 37 5 13 0 0 8 12 5 11 0 0 3 0 4 18
2/3 @Colo W 72-66 35 6 8 0 0 4 7 4 14 0 0 5 2 3 16
2/6 Neb W 75-64 21 2 5 0 0 4 6 3 6 2 1 4 0 3 8
2/8 @Tex W 80-68 26 2 10 0 0 3 4 2 5 1 1 6 2 5 7
2/13 IaSt W 73-59 23 5 6 0 0 1 1 2 12 1 0 3 1 3 11
2/15 @TexA&M W 59-54 33 6 10 0 0 0 2 2 10 0 2 5 3 2 12
2/20 Colo W 94-74 28 6 8 0 0 5 8 4 10 2 1 5 0 2 17
2/22 Okla W 81-68 27 3 7 0 0 1 4 3 12 0 2 2 3 3 7
2/27 @OkSt L 77-85 24 5 9 0 0 1 1 3 5 0 3 1 0 0 11
3/3 KanSt W 82-65 29 3 6 0 0 3 5 2 4 1 1 3 0 2 9
3/6 @Missou W 77-56 25 4 7 0 0 2 3 2 7 0 0 1 1 2 10
3/11 TxTch W 80-68 29 4 6 0 0 4 5 3 18 1 1 3 2 3 12
3/12 TexA&M W 79-66 31 4 4 0 0 1 3 3 9 1 0 3 4 3 9
3/13 KanSt W 72-64 24 4 9 0 0 2 3 3 8 0 1 2 2 5 10
3/18 Lehigh W 90-74 25 5 10 0 0 1 1 2 8 0 0 5 3 2 11
3/20 NoIa L 67-69 27 6 8 0 0 1 2 5 10 1 1 2 2 1 13
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