As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft we will provide profiles of more than 60 prospects, including video interviews with each player, what they're saying leading up to draft day as well as their potential fit on the Bulls.
Jordan Mickey, F, LSU
6'8" | 238 lbs. | 20 years old
15.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.6 blocks, 50.4 FG%, 34.9 minutes
Late first round to early second round
"I believe I shoot the ball a lot better than people give me credit for. Teams probably didn't see me shoot a lot of jump shots at LSU because of the role I had to play; I had to play a lot of center. I can definitely handle the ball OK, I'm able to get to the basket, finish, those are things teams can expect to see from me. And my defense, of course."
28. Boston – Jordan Mickey PF LSU: Mickey had a great showing at the combine and could lead the league in shot blocking at some point in his career. He’s got plenty of weaknesses on the offensive end of things, but that’s the story of the draft at the end of Round 1.
Fit for the Bulls:
At 6-foot-8 Mickey is an NBA power forward, but his skill set is more suited as a center. That may not be an issue, though, considering he led college basketball in blocked shots and nearly averaged a double-double. He's a borderline first rounder who likely won't be an option for the Bulls at No. 22. He'd be a solid fit, considering the Bulls really struggled late in the season defending at the rim. If the Bulls were somehow able to acquire Mickey he'd step in behind Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah as a defensive-minded second unit big to play alongside Taj Gibson and/or Nikola Mirotic.