Arnett Moultrie scouting report, PF Mississippi St
Seth’s Take: Athletic, long, active power forward with huge upside. Raise your hand if you have heard that before.
That’s the book on Moultrie, a guy that is extra active on the boards, and a willing and able defender, but didn’t dominate a weak SEC and wasn’t the man on a team that needed someone to step up and be the man.
He has the size you want in a starting power forward, measuring in a 6’11”, but he is still thin, at only 240lbs, and doesn’t play overly strong relying too often on his incredible athleticism.
Moultrie has phenomenal agility and is very mobile for his size, which leads to his versatile offensive game.
Has solid range, but is so explosive that he tends to thrive more in the post against bigger and slower footed opponents without being totally comfortable in the post.
Can use a spin move to go over either shoulder but tends to favor the baseline side move as it allows him to attack or hang and take the high percentage shot, he was a 58% shooter last year.
Where Moultrie is most likely to succeed at the next level is on the boards, where his athleticism, positioning, and relentless style which allows him to be a force on both
He has an uncanny ability to jump and re-jump a second and third time without losing much to the vertical.
Downside: Transitioned from a SF to a PF and so he has good versatility, but doesn’t really excel at either position due to lack of playing time in college at one position.
He will need time to harness his athleticism and make it an asset instead of a detriment to his game right now, he averaged 2.2 TO per game, and he has to learn to block shots with his reach and athletic ability, (averaged less than 1 block per game in college).
Best fit: Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons
If Moultrie was able to land on a team like the Magic, 76ers or Pistons, he could find his way into the lineup quickly with his defense and rebounding, but most importantly would not be needed as a scoring option early and would be able to get going as a garbage type offensive player feasting on boards, and using his athleticism, quickness and length to get easy baskets.
Best case scenario: Shawn Marion meets Al Horford
Worst case scenario: Tyrus Thomas