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Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
Weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)
Age: 24
Position: C
Jerseys: #35
High School: Montverde Academy (Florida)
Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon
Agent: Pedro Power
College: Clemson
Current Team: Grand Rapids
Win - Loss: 29 - 22

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Jordan Brand Classic International Game: Top Prospects

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Apr 20, 2011, 11:26 pm
Jonathan Givony

Landry Nnoko was the only U.S.-based player on the roster. He came to Montverde Academy via Cameroon, where he was hand-picked by countryman Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who also attended the school.

Nnoko has terrific size at 6-11 to go along with an excellent frame and a long wingspan. He runs the floor exceptionally well, can elevate around the rim for emphatic finishes and plays with major energy when fully dialed in.

Nnoko's performance over the course of the week was uneven, though, revealing the extreme strengths and weaknesses of his game at the moment.

On one hand, he can make a huge impact defensively and on the glass by taking advantage of his excellent physical tools and work ethic. He can change shots as well and get his hands on loose balls. He wreaks havoc in the lane.

On the other hand, his skill-level is very low. He struggles to catch the ball effectively, is unable to make simple passes and struggles to score unless he's directly underneath the basket. He doesn't seem to know his limitations and is very mistake prone. He committed five turnovers in the game.

Nnoko is still at an early stage of his development. He is a player who needs plenty of time, patience and hard work to reach his full potential. Players with his physical tools and intensity level are rare commodities, though. He's definitely someone who is worth waiting on. A member of the high school class of 2012, Nnoko is someone we'll surely see competing at the college level down the road.

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