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Strengths: At 6-10 or 6-11, Haryasz has good size for the power forward position, and has shown skills both facing the basket as well as in the post over the past few seasons. He's a finesse type player, showing nice touch around the hoop and from mid-range, a good feel for the game and the willingness to go down low and fight for rebounds or block shots.
Weaknesses: Strength was the main thing holding him back throughout his college career. As a draft prospect, he doesn't really have any one skill he can hang his hat on except for possibly his rebounding, which may or may not translate over considering his average strength and athleticism.
Outlook: Haryasz will likely participate in the Orlando pre-draft camp and needs a good showing and solid measurements to ensure a favorable draft spot. Shooting the ball well from distance and showing aggressiveness on defense and on the glass could move his stock back to where it was earlier on in the season, the early-to-mid part of the second round.
Comparison: Matt Bonner
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